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CALENDAR 



OF THE 



CLOSE EOLLS 



PRRSERVED IN THE 



PUBLIC EECORD OFFICE. 



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PREPARKD UXDKR THE SUPERIXTEN^DF.NCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWAED IIL 

A.D. 1330—1333. 



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1898. 



CONTENTS. 



Preface . . . v 

CoRniGEXDA - . . - vii 

Calendar ----------1 

Index - - - 625 



90.JR2. \Vt. CHr.l. '1 2 



PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward II. 
to that of Edward IV., the object and character of 
which are explained in the Preface to the first 
volume for the reign of Edward II. (a.d. 1307—1313.) 
The text has been prepared, with the sanction of the 
Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, by 
Mr. W. H. Stevenson, M.A., Fellow of Exeter College, 
Oxford. The Index has been compiled by Mr. C. H. 
"Woodruff, B.C.L., Mr. Stevenson having assisted him 
by identifying most of the places. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Public Record Office, 
Jiuie 1898. 



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CORRIGENDA. 



Page 21, line 4 frora bottom, /or " or " rear/ " of." 

6, far " Wonewellc " read " BonewcUc." 
9 from bottom, for " be " read " de." 
28, for " Tironeau " read " Tiron. ' 

4 from bottom, /or " Roger " read " Richard." 
17 from bottom, after "Richard " add " (sic)." 
14 from bottom, for " Esmond " read " Desmond." 

6, for " Cornwall " read " Kent." 

8, for " Lisle " read " Lille." 
13, /or ''Robert" read " Roger "; /or "Esmond" read "Desmond." 
13 from bottom, /or "Rober" read "Robert." 
13, after " Doatus " add " (sic)." 

\, for "Assheworth" read " Asshewich." 

4, for " Nottingham " read " Norfolk." 

16 from bottom, for "Castle of Vises" read "Castle of Devizes 
(castrum de Vises)." 

I, for "Dannebury" read " Danuebury." 
11, after " Bestburgh " add " (sic)." 

5 from bottom, /or " de " read " le." 

25, for " Robert de Northburgh " read " Roger de Northbiirgh." 
25, for " Langellon " read " Langellou." 

236, margin, /or "Dartmouth" read " Dart[ford]." 
263, line 10 from bottom, /or "Langellon" read "Langellou." 
3, after " Haxleslee " add " (sic)." 
9 from bottom, for " his '' read " her." 
11 from bottom, /or "Bray" read "Bracy." 
10, /or "scholar" read "secular." 
32, for " Ternyn " read " Tervyn." 
19 from bottom, for " son " read "daughter." 
17 from bottom, after " Roger" insert " (sic)." 

1, for "intendentare " read "indenture." 
15, for " estat " read « estat." 

5 from bottom, /or " Tenwyngeton " read "Teuwyngeton." 
27, for " Lechythlenan " read " Lechythlevau." 
10, insert " have " before " the said oak." 
24, for " Guytardi " read " Guycardi." 
19, /or " tourds " read " bourds." 

II, add " (sic) " after " John son of John." 
34, add " (sic) " after " Robert." 
18, add " (sic) " after " Joan." 

2, for " Suthwarneburn " read " Suthwarneburu." 
17, for "le" read"de." 



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CALENDAR 



OP 



CLOSE ROLLS. 



4 EDWAED III. 



1330. 

Jan. 26. 
Eltham. 

Jan. 25. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 27. 

Eltham. 



Jan. 28. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 28. 
Eltham. 

Jan. 30. 

Eltham. 



Jan. 23. 

Eltham. 



90482. 



Membrane 42. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order not to distrain Henry son of Henry 
do Wilyngton for fealty for the lands that he holds of tho king, as he has 
done homage to the king. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause N"eugate gaol to be repaired 
out of their ferin by the view and testimony of John de Stonore and 
Robert de Notingham, as the king is given to understand tiiat it is so 
veeak and threatened with ruin that the prisoners therein cannot be kept 
safely unless it be speedily I'epaired. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of John son of Hugh, deceased. 

The like to the same sheriff for the election of a coroner in place of 
Robert Waryn of Portesmuth, who is blind. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a toft, 8 acres of land, and an acre of meadow in 
Great Curborough near Lichefeld, which he has taken into tlie king's 
hands pretending that William sou and heir of Walter le Veuour is an 
idiot, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that William is not an idiot, and was not an idiot 
from birth, and that the premises, which are of his inheritance, arc held 
of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield by the service of 5s. Sd. yearly, 
and that William is aged GO years and more. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Robert de Milneburn, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to Ralph de Fylyngham of 
Lincoln, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the 
king's hands by reason of tlie robbery of 00*. in the house of William le 
Orfevre of Lincoln in Neuport, Lincoln, wherewith he was charged before 
William le Ro.s, Richard le Grrey, and John de Cuntebrigg, the king's late 
justices to deliver Lincoln gaol, as he has purged his innocence before 
H. bishop of Lincoln, the ordinary of the place, to whom he was delivered 
according to the privilege of the clergy. 

To the sheriff' of Lincoln. Order to pay to Ebulo Lestrauiige and to 
Alesia his wife, daughter and heiress of Henry de Lacy, sometime eail 
of Lincoln, the arrears from tlie time of the sheriff's ap()ointinent of 20/. 
yearly for the third penny of the county of Lincoln, and to pay lo them 
that fcum hereafter, in accordance with the late king's order of 20 September, 
in the IGth year of his reign, in Alcsia's favour. 

Wt. 21451. A 



CALEXDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 

Kllhani. 



Jnil. 30. 
Kltham. 



Firb. 3. 

KItliaiii. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To Simon do Borofonl. csclioator this side Trent,. Order not to intcr- 
nioddlo furthor wiih ocrlniii fonenicnts in Majdonstaii, wliicli ho lias taken 
into tho kinjr's Imiuls by reason of the death of Jolin do Boklond, kni<>;ht, 
fts tho king'^loarns by 'in(iiii>ition taken by tho oschoator that .Jolin lield 
nt his doath no h\nds'in chief by reason whoroof the custody of his lands 
on«:ht to portaiii to tho kin<,', bnt that he held the aforesaid tenements in 
•{lavchkynd* of tho arcid)ishopric of Cantorluiy, then void, by tho service 
of 5s. Sd. yearly, and that Gregory, Richard, Laurence, and John his sons, 
and John son of John do ]ioolond, the younger, are his next heirs, and 
that tJrogory, Richard, and Lauroncc are of full age, and John his son is 
age<l H years, and that John son of John, the younger, is aged seven years. 

To the same. Onlor not to intermeddle further with the lands of 
William lo Walst-h of WolvosthoriJ, and to restore tho issues thereof, as the 
king loarns by incjnisition taken by the cscheator that William held no 
lands in chief at his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought 
to pertain lo the king, but that ho held divers lands of other lords by 
various services, and that Andrew le Walssh, his son, is his next heir and 
is of full age. 

To the Hime. Whereas the king lately ordered him to certify him of 
the cause for taking the abbot of St, Valery's lands in co. Essex into the 
king's hands, and the escheator has returned that, as he learned from trust- 
worthy information that brother John, late abbot of St. Valery in Picardy, 
was dead, he took into the king's liands the manor of Takkeleye and 
certain other lands in that county, which are temporalities of the abbey of 
St. Valery in England, and which are held of the king in chief, as he 
understood, and which were in the custody of brother Andrew de Gona, 
prior and proctor of the abbot in England, as wardship pertaining to 
the king by reason of the voidance of the abbey, and afterwards the 
king— upon learning from the prior, that the abbot holds the manor 
and all the lands aforesaid in frankalmoin by the charters of the king's 
progenitors without doing any service therefor, and that the manor and 
lands were [not] taken into the hands of any of his progenitors in times 
past during the voidance of the abbey by the death of any abbot, and that 
his predecessors in the i)ast did not receive any issues or profits thereof by 
pretext of any voidance of the abbey — ordered the escheator to make 
inquisition concerning the premises, and it is found by (he inquisition that 
the abbot of the monastery of St. Valery in Picardy and the monks thereof 
were enfeoffed of the manor and lands aforesaid in frankalmoin without 
doing any service therefor of the gift of, and by the charter of, Henry, king 
of England, the king's progenitor, which charter Henry III. contirmed, 
and that the manor and lands were not taken or seized into the hands of 
the king's progenitors after the death of any abbot of that place, and that 
the king's progenitors did not receive any issues or profits thereof: the 
king therefore orders the escheator not to intermeddle further with the 
nianoi- and lands aforesaid, which the king lately ordered to be restored to 
the prior with the issues upon security to answer to the king for the issues 
in case they ought to pertain to him, and to restore the issues to the abbot 
or his said proctor, discharging him and his mainpernors of the said security. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Boklond and with the advowson of tho church of that manoi-, which he 
has taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of John de Boklond, 
knight, and to restore the issues thereof tO Joan, late the wife of the said 
John, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John 
and Joan held the manor and advowson jointly on the day of John's death 
to thcui and to the heirs of their bodies, by fine levied in the king's court, 
and that the manor is not held of the kinjr. 



4 EDWARD III. 



1330. 

Jan. 26. 

Elthaiii. 



Feb. 4. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 25. 
Eltham. 



Feb. 8. 
Eltham. 



Feb. 12. 

The Tower. 



Feb. 10. 
Elthau. 



Membrane 42 — cont. 

To Ilol)ert de Horndif, constable of Bauinburgb castle. Order to pav 
to Roger de Ilorsele 40 marks for Easter and Michael.'nas terms last out 
of the issues of that castle, in af;cordance with the late king'.s grant, of 
20 Xovember, in the 12th year of his reign, of that sum yearly from the 
said issues in consideration of Roger's good service, until he should provide 
Roger with 40 marks of lauds yearly iu England for life. 

To the chamberlain of South Wales. Order to cause the king's castles 
in South Wales to be repaired by the view and testimony of those whom 
Roger lie Mortuo JMari, earl of March, justice of Wales, shall appoint by 
letters patent to sui"vey the castles and the defects thereof, as the king 
understands that the castles are so much decayed in the walls, towers, quays, 
gates, bridges, and other buildings that their ruin is feared until they bo 
speedily repaired. The king has ordered the justice to appoint men for the 
above purpose. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
Thomas de Bello Campo, son and heir of Guy de Bello Campo, late earl of 
Warwick, or to one to be deputed by him, the office of the king's chamber- 
lainship in the exchequer, in the manner in which the office was usually 
delivered to his ancestors in times past, as the king, on 20 February last, 
tool: Thomas's homage for his father's lands although he had not yet come 
of age, and rendered the lands to him. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to the 
prior of Colne the arrears of \0s. yearly for the time that the escheator has 
bad the custody of the lands of John de Argentein, tenant in chief of the 
late king, and to pay to him that sum henceforth for so long as the hinds 
shall be in the escheator's custody, as the late king — upon its being found 
by inquiaition taken by Richard de Rodeneye, then his escheator this side 
Trent, that the prior and his predecessors received 10s. of yearly rent at 
the time of the said John's death and for a hundred years previously from 
30 acres of land, pasture, and alder-holt in Fordham, which are parcels of 
that manor, which manor was then in the saiil king's hands by reason of the 
minority of John's heir — ordered Master John Walewayn, his late escheator 
this side Trent, and John de Blomvill, afterwards his escheator in cos. 
Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, to pay to 
the prior the arrears of the rent aforesaid for the time that they were 
escheators, and to pay to him the vent thenceforth. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
John Aired for his fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as he has 
done fealty to the king. 

To the justices of the Bench. The abbot of Lire has shewn the king 
that whereas the king — at the abbot's prosecution, by petition before him 
and his council, suggestiug that he lately impleaded Master Richard de 
Clare, dean of Wymbourn, that the dean should render to him 210 marks, 
the arrears of 8 marks of yearly rent due to him, and the justices luul 
superseded the holding of the plea because the dean's attorney alleged 
before them that the dean hold the deanery for life of the king's advowson 
by tlie late king's collation, and that he found the deanery discharged of the 
said rent, and that h<; could not answer to the abbct without the king, and 
that he prayed aid from the king — ordered the justices to proceed in this 
plea notwithstanding the dean's allegation or petition for aid, provided 
that they did not proceed to render judgment without consulting the king, 
and that they have deferred rendering judgment although they have pro- 
ceeded in the said plea up to the rendering of judgment, and tlu; alibot has 
therefore bcioughl the king to order judgment to be rendered: the king 



A 2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Feb. 21. 
WuuUor. 



Membrane 42 — C07it. 
tluT.foro or.l.TH the jti^tiivs to prococ-d to render judgmont witli all speed, 
iH>i»itliMiuHlin;l llie \\vi\\\» siiid iilU'<.^at ion or pctitiou or the king's order 
ftforvjsaiil not to proceed to render jndgnient. 

To Simon de Hereford, esclientor this side Trent. Order to assign dower 
to A^nu'S, Ifttc the wife of Richard de Sancto Andrea, tenant in chief, upon 
her taking ojilh not to marry without the king's licence. 



Membrane 4L 

Fob. 2. To the treasurer and harons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 

EJtham. the octaves of Holy Trinity ne.xt the demand upon William de Gosfeld for 
50 marks by reason of a recognisance for that sum made by him in the 
exchequer to Huj,'h le Despenser, the elder, after Hugh's exile, as the king, 
in response to William's suit, has ordered the treasurer and barons to send 
to him the tenor of the recognisance so that he might cause to be done what 
ought to be done according to the agreement in the parliament at West- 
niinsi^'r for the annulling of recognisances made by force and duress after 
the exile of the Uespensers and others, and William has now besought the 
king, by petition before him and his council, to cause the demand to be 
superseded until the premises be determined (discuciantur) before the king. 

Feb. 12. To the same. Whereas Edward I. before his accession, to wit on 

Tb« Tower. 5 April, 50 Henry IIL, granted to the abbot and convent of Tynterne, in 

consideration of their merits and their good service to him, and to their 

church of Tynterne in frankalmoin whatever he had in the town of 

Huwaldesfeld, and after his accession he, on 20 March, in the 35th year of 

his reign, confirmed the said grant, as appears by his charter, which the 

king has inspected ; and the king at the prosecution of the abbot and 

convent, by their petition before him and his council in the parliament at 

Kortliampton — suggesting that Edward I. in the 8th year of his reign, 

caused the said town to be resumed into his hands without reasonable cause, 

at the procurement of certain of his ministers, and that [they] procured 

certain letters patent of the said king's to be made in the name of the abbot 

and convent without their knowledge or will, containing that the abbot and 

convent should render yearly dls. 5d. to the exchequer, in order that they 

might aggrieve the abbot and convent, and that the said letters patent never 

came to the abbot and convent, by pretext of which letters the said sum 

has been hitherto exacted from the abbot and convent, and that they were 

compelled to pay certain arrears thereof by the procurement of Hugh le 

Despenser, the younger, who caused certain of their goods to be taken into, 

and detained in, the late king's hands until the said king had been satisfied 

for the arrears— ordered the treasurer and barons to obtain information 

concerning the cause of the resumption of the town into the hands of 

Edward L, and the cause of the exaction of the aforesaid 61*. 5c?., and to 

certify the king of what they found, and they certified the king that, 

having made search concerning the premises, they found in the originalia 

ioriginoli) of the hth year [mem. 18.] that Edward I. on 15 November, in the 

same year, received into his hands for certain causes all that he had given 

in the said town by his charter in the time of Henry III. to the abbot and 

convent, which gift was worth 61*. bd. yearly, as the said king learned by 

an extent thereof that he ordered to be made by Ralph de Sandwico, then 

his steward, and the said king rendered all that he had taken into his hands 

to the abbot and convent, rendering therefor 61*. 5rf. yearly to the 

exchequer, with which sum they are charged yearly as of a yearly ferm at 

the exchequer irom 15 November aforesaid, and that the treasurer and 

barons found no other cause for the resumption of the town into the said 



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4 EDWAUl) III. 



Feb. 21. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 21. 
Windsor. 



1330. Membrane 41 — cont. 

kintr's hands : the kinjj, having consideration to the premises and to the 
lonj; service of tlie abbot and convent, orders the treasurer and barons ta 
cause thetn to be discliar^ed of the aforesaid Gl^. 5d. thus exacted from 
them, and of any arrears thereof, and to release any diatraint that they may 
have made fur this reason. By p.s. [3'2Go.] 

Feb. 18. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle fnrtlier with tlie in;nior of Trevelowe and with other lands of Henry 
de Campo Rannlplii, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry at his death held no lands of 
the king in his demesne as of fee, but that ho held for life of the gift of 
William de Kancia, parson of the church of Cardian {sic), and of Peter de 
Bodrigan, the manor aforesaid, as of the honour of Tremeton, in the 
hands of Queen Isabella, and that he held divers lands of other lords by 
various services by fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor and 
the lands ought to remain after his death to William his son and to the 
heirs of his body by virtue of the fine aforesaid, and that William is aged 
sixteen years. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver to John filz 
Simond all his lands, goods and chattels, which the king lately ordered to 
be taken into his hands by reason of certain trespasses, excesses, and dis- 
obediences committed against him by John, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king has rendered them to John of his special grace. By K. 

To Roger de Chaundoys, sheriff of Hereford, keeper of the king's land of 
Glouniorgan and Morgannou. Order to permit William la Zousche de 
Mortuo Mari and Elennor his wife to take away and make their profit of 
their goods and chattels in the said land, and to levy their debts and arrears 
of their ferms, and to dispose and ordain of wardships and marriages 
without hindrance, and to restore to them any of the goods, chattels, ward- 
ships and marriages, and debts that may have been taken into the king's 
hands or levied, and to aid and counsel them in levvinof the debts and 
arrears, as it was not the king's intention, when he ordered Roger to take 
the land into his hands because William and Eleanor had granted it to him, 
that Roger should intermeddle with their goods and chattels or with the 
debts and arrears that were owing to them before their grant to the king, 
or with the wardships and marriages that fell to them before the grant. 

By K. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Worcester concerning the manor of Hanle. By K. 

The sheriff of Gloucester concerning the manor of Teukesbery. By K. 

Feb. 13. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

The Tower. Benedicta, late the wife of John de Shelvyng, a rent of 40a-. in Weveringge, 
together with the issues thereof, taking her fealty therefor, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by (he escheator that John at his death held the 
rent jointly with Benedicta, to him and Benedicta's heirs, of the king ia 
chief by the service of finding him in his army of Wales a horse with a 
eack and of carrying a spit {brocIC), price 6*. Ad., for his scullery 
(esquile?-'), and that John held no lands in chief at his death as of the 
crown by reason wliereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king. 

Jan. 26. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause the houses witiiin 

Eltham. Winchester castle to be repaired without delay for the king's stay there, as 
the king has disposed to hold a parliament (collof/uium) and treaty «t Win- 
chester on Sunday before St. Gregory the Pope, and has ordained to stay 
in the castle during the parliament. 



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CALKNDAU OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Vvh IS 
Wc«ituin«trr 



Mi'vtbrnnc 11 — cant. 
I'o tho shoriflTof ncrkshiio. Onlcr to niiisc William do Sancta Elena to 
have j»«'isiii oI'LM.v. of iviit of the lOO.v. of rent in Abyndon that .John lo 
S|>icor of Abandon, who was outlawed for felony, ludd of him, as the king 
lenrns l»y inquisition taken by John de Kuklond, late sheriff of that county, 
that two mrHsuns:es antl the 100.<. of rent aforesaid in Abyndon, which the 
sjiid John le Spieer held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a 
dnv. and that John hold 24*. of the rent of the said William, and that 
William now holds the said 21?. of rent, and that he had the king's year and 
day thereof, and that he ought to answer to the king therefor. 

Mweh 0. To Simon de Bereford, cseheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

WiDchcutcr. medillo further with the lands of William le Spencer, and to restore the 

issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 

William held at his death no lands of the king in chief by reason whereof 

the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the following lands 
of James de Norton, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that James at his death held no lands of 
the king in fee, but that ho held a third of the manor of Selton and a third 
of the manor of Fissherton near Wyly by the courtesy of England of the 
inheritance of Elizabeth, .sometime his wife, and that the third of the manor 
of Selton is held of Queen Isabella as of the honour of Ci istehurche by the 
service of a third of a knight's fee, and the third of the manor of Fissh- 
erton of Hugh de Poyns by knight service, and that he held for life the 
manor of Norton by fine levied in the late king's court, so that it should 
remain after his death to Thomas de Norton his son, and to the heirs male 
of Thomas's body, and that it is held of Hugh de Braybeof by knight 
service. 

March 10. To the same. Order to deliver to William de Walkyngton all his lands, 
Winchester, goods and chattels, which the king lately ordered to be taken into his hands 
for certain trespasses, excesses, and disobediences, and to restore the issues 
ihercuf, as the king has rendered them to William of his special grace. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland, Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Irlaund, whom the king has amoved from 
office because he understands that he is incapacitated by illness. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William de Thurgarton, deceased. 

Asolia Bonde of Fighlyngdales, imprisoned at Whiteby for the death of 
Roger Bonde, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail her until the first 
assize. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign dower 
to Juliana, late the wife of Roger de Melbury, tenant by knight service of 
the heir of John de Ssncto Johanne, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
Avardship, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence, in 
the presence of Thomas West, to whom the king has committed the custody 
of two parts of her said husband's lands, if he choose to be present. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for tliat county to 
be elected in place of John Stevenes, deceased. 

To the bailiffs of Basyngstok. John Hodinull* has shewn the king that 
whereas the men of the town of Basyngstok hold that town of the king at 
lee-lerm for 80/. yearly, and elect bailiffs from themselves yearly, who hold 
the kings courts and exercise other things and do what pertains to justice 
in that town, and he impleads before the bailiffs in the court of the town 
1 liilip Marmyon, the elder, by the ki ng's little writ of right, according to 

* Called Hodcncill iu the privy seal. 



ATarch 8. 
Winchester. 



March 10. 
Winchester. 

March 12. 
Winchester. 



March 10. 
W inchester. 

April 2. 
Woodstock. 



4 EDWARD III. 



1330. Membrane \\—cont. 

the custom of the manor of Bivsyii;;;stuk, concerning a messuage, a virgato of 
land, anil 24 acres of wood in Upiiateleghesestthorp, which ple.i still pends 
before tln'Ui uiiilecidod, thu l)ailitf.s have deferred i)n)ceeJiiig in the |)L'a 
because the king's writ was directed to the bailiffs of Edmund, late earl of 
Kent, at Basyiigstok, which Edinimd had naught in the said town exc pt 
the aforesaid term, which was assigned to him for life hy the late king, and 
which has now come to the king by bis death, wherefore John has besought 
the king to provid.^ a remedy : the king therefore orders the baililfs to pro- 
ceed in the said plea without delav, notwithstanding the cause aforesaid. 

By p.s. [:3402.] 



Membraxe 40. 

Jan. 2G. To John Mautravers, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Whereas the 

Elthum. late king by his letters patent, which the king has inspected, granted to the 
prior and canons of Ivychurch (mnnasterio Ederosn) 100s. yearly of alms, 
to he received from his manor of Claryndon by the hands of his bailiffs, in 
aid of the lighting (/louintiris) of that monastery; and the king after- 
wards, upon learning from the prior, by petition before him and his council, 
that the rent had been detained from them for some time, ordered the keeper 
of the manor to pay the said rent to the prior in aid of the lights out of the 
issue.s of the manor before all other payments, either from agistments, or 
fi om other profits, rents, or issues of the manor, or to signify why he had 
not obeyed the king's orders previously sent ; and Giles de Bello Canijio, 
keeper of the manor, has returned that there are no issues of the manor otit 
of which, he can make the aforesaid payment except 41. of rent of assizo 
and the agistments of cattle {civcrioruin) that used to be made in the park 
of Claryndon, extended before William la Zousch, late justice of tlie Forest 
this side Trent, in the king's presence at 10/. yearly, which issues, rents 
and profits the keepers of the rrianor have heretofore always been wont to 
receive and have, Avithout diminution and without making any payment 
thence, for the custody of the manor, park, and forest, and that the king in 
the parliament at New Sarum prohibited the making of such agistments in 
the park, iu order to have more ample pasture for his deer (fcrarum) in tlio 
l)ark, and he assigned the said payment of 10/. to be made to Giles by the 
h:tnds of the justice, in recompence for the said agistments, from the sale 
of wood of the furest, to be made yearly towards (super) the repair of 
the enclosure of (he park, and that the prior and canons have not received 
and had the said 100^. yearly by the hands of any keeper or bailiff of that 
manor from the issues, rents, or profits of the manor and forest, or from tiie 
pale of underwood made by tiic king's special order : the king, wishing that 
the payment shall be made to the prior, considering that the grant thereof 
was made to holy church for the honour of God to endure for all time, orders 
the aforesaid John to cause th(^ arrears of the said sum to be paid to the 
prior, and to pay that sum to him henceforth from the sale of such under- 
wood in the forest now made or to be nmde for this cause. By K. 

Feb. 22. To the sheriffs of London. Order to ndease Thomas de Tyverton and 

Wiudsor. Hugh Dalby, lately in the company of Eleanor la Despenser, from pri.son, 

and to permit them to go whither they wish, notwithstanding the king's lain 

order to arrest and imiM'ison them until further orders. By K. 

Feb. 17. To the cscheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle in anywise with 

The Tower, the manor of Tackelc and other lands in co. Essex of the abbot and monks of 

.St. \'alery in I'ieardy, as the king learns by incpiisition taken by tlieesehcator 

that the aliljot and monks were enfeoffed of the manor and hinds in frank - 

almoin without doing any service therefor, of the gift and by charter of Henry, 



CAl-KNDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i:?3(). 



F.-b. 13. 
The Tower. 



Feb. 2G. 
Guildfurd. 



Feb. 28. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 40 — cont. 
king of En<:I«n<l. wliioli cimrter irenry IIL afterwards confirmed, and that 
the nutnor aiitl laiiils wore not tak<Mi or seised into the hands of any of the 
king".-* profieniiois after the death of any abbot of (hat place, and that the 
kinj;'s pro<jonltors have not received any issues or profits thereof, and it 
npiH'tirst by oertifieate of the trejisnrer and batons sent in to tlie chancery 
tliat it was not found upon seitrclunfi tlie rolls of the exchequer that the 
manor or other lands of tlie abbot in that county were taken into the hands 
of anv of the kiiifi's prof^enitors in times of voidance of the abbey, or that 
any of the king's progenitors received any issues or profits by reason of auch 
voidances. Et erat patens. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to send some 
suitable person from the exchequer to supervise the estate of each of the 
men of the bi.«;hopric of Durham and of Richemundshir and of cos. Cum- 
iM'rlund and Westmoreland, who are indebted to the king for victuals 
bought from him and from the late king, which person shall attermine the 
debts according to his discretion, having consideration and advisement as 
to the damages and grievances that each of the men received through the 
frequent comings of the Scots, so that they may be able to make the 
payments without grievance and without impoverishment of their estate, 
receiving from them security for payment of the debts, certifying the 
treasurer and barons of the terms and securities, which they are to cause to 
be enrolled in the exchequer in dueform, as the said men have besought the 
king to shew them favour concerning these debts. By p.s. [3270.] 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Agms, late the wife of Thomas Bardolf, tenant in chief, the following of 
her husband's lands, which the king has assigned to her as dower: the 
manor ot Ryskyngton, with the members of Lesyngham and Digeby and 
other appurtenances, in co. Lincoln, of the yearly value of 26/. 10*. 'd\d. ; 
the manor of Westburgh, in the same county, of the yearly value of 
25/. 18s. \0\d. ; the manor of Watton, with certain lands in the hamlet of 
Stapelford, co. Hertford, of the yearly value of 8/. 17*. S:^^^. ; certain lands 
in Adyuton, co. Surrey, of the yearly value of 6/. 18*. Ad. ; the manor of 
Halghton, CO. Leicester, of the yearly value of 8/. 5s. Od. ; certain lands in 
EdL-lraelon, co. Middlesex, of the yeaily value of 25*.; and 100*. of yearly 
rent fiom certain tenants in the town of Empnesworth, co. Southampton; 
1^. of yearly rent from the manor of Gretliam, in the same county; and 
38*. He?, of yearly rent from certain tenants in "Wendovre, Hucroie, and 
Bledelowe, CO. Buckingham : on condition that .--he pay to the king or to 
him to whdrn he f-hall commit the custody of two-thirds of her husband's 
lands As. 'Id. yearly during the heii's minority, and that she pay that sum 
to the heir after he come of age, being the excess in value of her dower. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Agnes the foUoAving of 
her aforesaid husband's knights' fees, which the king has assigned to her as 
dower : a fee in Wrennyngham, co. Norfolk, which Robert de Thorp, 
knight, holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; a quarter of a fee in Derham, 
in the same county, which quarter the heirs of John de Bradecroft and 
rhomns Corlu hold, of the yearly value of 30*.; a fee in Thorplond, 
Orayton and Walyngton, in the same county, which Geoffrey de Eston 
holds^ o the yearly value of 60*. ; a fee in Watlyngton, Foston, Wallyng- 
ton, Secheehe, and Herdewyk, in the same county, which Benedict Russel, 
the prioress of Blakehergh, Edmund de Mounpyncon, and the tenants of 
Watlyngton hold, of the yearly value of 100*.; a fee in Watlyngton and 
J^ongham in the same county, which G'cffrey Brisyerd holds, of the yearly 
value ot 100*. ; a moiety of a fee in Fincham, Derham, Roxham, and Ford- 
ftam, in the same county, which moielv Roger Corpel holds, of the yearly 



4 EDWARD in. 



1330. Membrane 40 — cont. 

vaTne of 50*. ; a fee in Ryn^ested, in the same county, wliich the said 
Rotrci- holds, of the yearly value of 100s. ; a fee in Ceitoii, Mate.shalber<;h, 
and Bichainwell, in tlie same eonnty, which John Lovel holds, of the yearly 
value of 6/. ; two fees in Fordhani, Roke.'jham, Barshale, and Cislerne, in 
the smue county, which Nicholas son of Nicholas de Stradesele holds, of 
the yearly value of 10/. ; a fee in Loxluun, Dunham, and Kemeston, in the 
same county, which Alan le Rous hold-s, of the yearly value of GO*. ; a fee 
in Bokeswell and Fransham, whidi the prior of Penteneye holds, of the 
yearly value of 100*. ; a quarter of a fee in Holkham, in the same county, 
which quarter William Wake holds, of the yearly value of 2.5*. ; two feea 
in Langele, in the same county, wliich John de Claverynge holds, of the 
yearly value of 20/. ; two fees in Narburgh, in the same county, which 
William de Narburgh holds, of the yearly value of 20/. ; two fees in 
Elsam, Ketelby, Glaunfordbrigg, and Wraghby, co. Lincoln, which Richard 
de Boselyngthorp, Walter de Persay, and Robert Breton of Elsam hold, of 
the yearly value of 20/. ; a moiety of a fee in Brynkel, in the same county, 
•which moiety William Breton holds, of the yearly value of 5 marks ; a 
moiety of a fee in Claypol, in the same county, which moiety Ed[mund] Cressy 
holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; an eighth of a fee in Stubton and 
Claypol, in tlie same county, which eighth Matilda Malet, Henry de 
Fenton, and Richard Moit hold, of the yearly value of 20*. ; an eighth of a 
fee in Westburgh, in the same county, which eighth Geoffrey Knyght 
holds, of the yearlj' value of 10*. ; a moiety of a fee in Duniiesby and 
Brauncewell, in the same county, which moiety William de MortJio Marl 
holds, of the yearly value of 5 marks; 1^ fees in Diryngton and Amewyk, 
in the same county, whidi John Diseny of Diryngton, John Rivelyng, and 
John <Ie Hightyngton hold, of the yearly value of 10 mark.s ; a moiety of a 
fee in Digjreby and Brauncewell, in the same county, wliich moiety Robert 
de Tilton of Diggeby holds, of the yearly value of 5 marks; a moiety of a 
fee in Diggeby, in the same county, which moiety William son of Robert 
de la Bourhall of Diggeby holds, of the yearly value of 40*. ; a twelfth of a 
fee in Riskyngton, in the same county, which twelfth Thomas sou of 
Martin Nichol hold.s, of the yearly value of 3*.; a moiety of a fee in 
Brauncewell and Amewyk, in the same county, which moiety John de 
Amewyk holds, of the yearly value of 30*. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Agnes the following of 
her husl)and's advowsons, which the king has assigned to her as dower: the 
advowson of the church of St. Martin, Fyncham, co. Norfolk, of the yearly 
value of 100*. ; the advowson of a moiety of the church of Ryskyngton, 
CO. Lincoln, of the yearly value of 20*. ; the advowson of a moiety of the 
church of Westburgh, in the same county, of the yearly value of 20*. ; the 
advowson of the church of Bradewelle, co. Essex, of the yearly value 
of 30/. 

Jan. 2.5. To the sheriff of wSouthr\m[)ton. Whereas the king — at the frequent 

EltLam. complaints of Roger de la Ilarne and Richard de Cockhull of Southampton 
and of other merchants of that town and of the town of Great Yarmouth 
and elsewhere in the realm, suggesting that certain malefactors of France, 
Xormandy, and Poitou had assembled in great number, and had attacked 
in warlike manner the said merchants, who had gone iu their ships to the 
ports of Bune in Poitou and of Lene in Normandy to exerci.se their mer- 
chandise there, and had slain {sic) the said merchants, burnt their ships, 
and taken and carried away their goods and chattels found in the ships to a 
con.-iderable value — ordered the sheriff to cause all goods and chattels and 
debts of the men and merchants of the said lands in his bailiwick to be 
arrested and kept safely until the king should otherwise ordain, and the 
siieriff caused 90 tuns of white wine of certain merchants of France to bo 



Hj CALEXDAi; OV CLOSK ROLLS. 

•t'l'ii) Mcmhranc \0 — cant. 

nrrcsUnl in a ship of l^ildwiii Folroii of Donlivclit (Biirdnu/h') ■ and tl)C 
kin" nft.Twurils canscil tlioni to be dclivor..,! to Ko<,'('r and Kicluud npoii 
llu-iT lindinir si'i-nritv lu-foro tlio shorifl' to answer to tlie king at his order 
for thi« wine or for 'its price wlion ho shonld snmnion ihein to do so; and 
till' kin", upon h-arninir from Hoijor and Richard that Kichurd do k PoU^, 
hii hnth'V, ciuiscd a onstoni of 2s. for each tun of tiic wine to be exacted 
from thorn for the kinix's use, and that he distpiieled them concerning the 
Mime, oniered llie said Richard to supersede until otherwise ordered the 
cxuci'ion of the said custom, upon Roger and Ricliard finding security to 
answer to the king for the custom if it ouglit to pertain to him ; and Roger 
and Richard do Cocklnill have given the king to understand that Richard 
de hi Role has refused to receive such security \von\ them for tlie custom, 
but distrains mid molests them therefor as before : the king, because it was 
latelv agreed, at Amiens, between I'hilip, king of France, and his councillors 
and tlie king and his councillors that certain persons should be appointed 
by the king of France to make enquiry and do justice to those complaining 
of damages, wrongs, and trespasses committed upon the king's men within 
the power of the king of France during the five preceding years, and that 
the king should appoint men for the same purpose to enquire and do justice 
concernin<f wrongs, etc., committed upon men of the king of France in this 
realm, and he wishes to put the agreement into execution, orders the sheriff 
to cause to be released until otherwise ordered any distraint that Richard 
de la Pole may have made upon Roger and Richard in Southampton or 
elsewliere in the sheriff's bailiwick for the aforesaid custom, taking security 
from Roger and Richard to answer to the king for the custom if it ought to 
pertain to him. 

Membrane 39. 

Feb. 27. To Simon de Hereford, escheator this side Trent. Ordered not to inter- 

Guihlford. meddle further with the manors specified below, and to restore the issues 
thereof to Agnes, late the wife of Thomas Rardolf, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas and Agues held jointly on 
the day of Thomas's death the manors of Castre near Great Yarmouth, 
Cantelee, and Qwenebergh, co. Norfolk, by fine levied in the late king's 
court, and the manors of Bercompe and Flecchyng, co. Sussex, except the 
chief messuage of Bercompe, together with the wood and all the plot of 
land within the great ditch newly constructed, of the gift and feoffment of 
Ralph de liowel, chaplain, to them and Thomas's heirs, and that the manors 
of Castre and Cantelee are held of the king in chief as parcel of the barony 
of Gurnay, and that the manor of Qwenebergh is held of the king by the 
service of one knight's fee, and that the manors of Bercompe and Flecchyng 
are held of earl Warenne by divers services, and that John son of the afore- 
said Thomas is his next heir and is aged sixteen years. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manoi s specified 
below, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Thomas Bardolf, deceased, and John his son, 
and Elizabeth, John's wife, held jointly on the day of Thomas's death the 
manor of Strompshagh and Scrouteby, co. Norfolk, and the manor of 
Plumton with the member of Hodlegh and other appurtenances, in 
CO. Sussex, of the gift of Simon de Asshele and Gilbert le fitz Rauf of 
Hethill by fine levied in the late king's court, to them and the heirs of 
Thomas, and that the manor of Strompshagh is held of the king by the 
service of doing "suit at the hundred of Blofeld from three weeks to three 
weeks for all service, and that the manors of Scrouteby and Plumpton are 
held of other lords by divers services. 



4 EDWARD III. 



11 



1830. 

March G. 
Wiuchester. 



M.irch 2. 
Altou. 



Membrane 39 — cont. 

To the keeper of tlic Forest this side Trent. Orrlor to dvjliver to TTenry 
(le Cliaucombe, brother aud heir of John de Ohaiicouibe, the bailiwick of 
keeping a moiety of the forest of Gravele, whei'eof the said John wjis seised 
in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, as was found bv an 
inquisition taken by Simon de Bjreford, escheator ihis side Trent, the king 
having taken Henry's homage for his brother's lands, whereof lie has 
ordered the said escheator to cause him to have seisin. By p.s. 

To the shcrifY of Buckingham. Whereas it was lately found by an 
inquisition made by the king's order at the suit of Geoffrey do Bolestrode 
that the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England granted, on Tuesday after St. Barnabas, 1 1 Edward II., to John 
de Horueby and tlie aforesaid Geoffrey for their lives a messuage, a water- 
mill, 91 acres of land, 9 acres of meadow, 16 acres of pasture, (I acres of 
wood, G acres of heath, and 20s. 2d. of rent in Chalfhunt St. Peter's, and 
that John and Geoffrey Avere in seisin of the said tenements for two years 
following by virtue of the gift, and that afterwards John demised liis 
e.^^tate to Geoffrey, aud that Geoffrey was seised thereof for one year after 
the grant, and that he continued his seisin until Tuesday after St. 
Matthe»v, 18 Edward II., upon which day Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 
amoved him from the tenements wilfully and without reasonable cause, anil 
that the tenements were thus in Hugh's hands until they came to the king's 
hands by his forfeiture, and that tiiey are now in the king's hands for this 
cause and no other ; and the king thereupon ordered the keeper of the 
tenements to cause them to be delivered to Geoffrey; and afterwards the 
king — upon being given to understand that in the taking of the inquisi- 
tion and in ordering the delivery to Geoffrey lie w.is deceived in this, that 
the lands are jjarcels of the manor of Bolestrode, which manor the Templars 
held with the other tenements aforesaid at the time of the adnuUation of 
their order find long before, and that after the adnuUation one Nicholas do 
Turvyil entered the tenements and alienated them to the aforesaid John, 
and that the said prior and brethren were not seised of the tenements 
before the said 14th year, so that they could not make any estate thereof 
to the aforesaid John or to any one else, and that after the late king, by his 
statute in the parliament at Westminster in three weeks from the Purifica- 
tion, in the 17th year of his reign, had caused all the lands that had belonged 
to the Templars to be delivered to the prior and brethren, by which statute 
all grants of the Templars' lands by whomsoever and to whomsoever made 
from the time of the adnuUation of the order until the said tliree weeks of the 
Purification were annulled, the prior and brethren granted the manor to the 
aforesaid Hugh, and that Ilugh entered the manor an 1 lands aforesaid by 
virtue of that grant, and continued his seisin thereof until he forfeited to 
the king, by whose forfeiture the manor and lands came to the king's hands, 
and were in his hands until Geoffrey, by hiding the truth and making no 
mention of the premises, procured the delivery of the lands to him as if 
they were not parcels of the said manor, and that Geoffrey had no estate in 
the lands aforesaid before Hugh's entry therein by reason whereof he could 
be disseised thereof by Hugh or any one else— wishing to be certified con- 
cerning the premises and to do what he should think fit by his council, 
especially as his right and the right of others were saved in the order to 
deliver the lands to Geoffrey, ordered the sheriff to cause to come before the 
king in chancery at Tyngehurst, on Thursday after St. Matthew last, 
twenty-four knights and other men of his bailiwick who were not con- 
nected by any affinity v/ith the said Geoffrey or with the abbess of Burn- 
ham, to whom tiie king had granti'd the lands under a certain form, to 
recognise the truth in the premises, and ordered tli(> sherilV to summon 
Geoffrey to be there then, if he thought fit, to inform the king concerning 
his right in the premises ; and it was found by a jury taken Inifore the king 



IS 



rALKXDAU OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1.^30. 



Feb. 15. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 39 — eont. 
ill olmnoorv nt the said day in Gooffrcy's presence that the tenements are 
|.nr»-.'Is .)f 'ihe manor of Boleatrodc, and that (JeofTrey had no estate therein 
nt niiv time hv reason whereof lie could b; disseised, but that at one time 
hf laid rlaim to a moor called ' Li> Tomplcmore,' which is of the appurte- 
nances of the said manor, and that Hugh le Despenser, the younger, held 
thi' m<H>r to<;ciher with the manor and tenements aforesaid from the lime of 
the -rnuit (.f the manor and tenements to him, jind that he took Geoffrey's 
(•altle grazinjj in the moor, as l)eingt() his damage, as often as he found them 
there, and tliat the sheriff of Buckingham, by virtue of a writ directed to him 
to t ike into the king's hands the lands that had belonged to the Templars and 
to deliver them to the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. Jolin of 
Jerusalem in Kngland, took all the tenements aforesaid, together with the 
manor and moor, into the late king's liands, and delivered them to the prior 
an<l brethren, who, being seised thereof, gave them to the aforesaid Hugh 
in fee, and that Hugh thus held them until the time of his forfeiture: the 
king, wishing to do for himself and the said abbess what is just, orders 
the sheriff to resume into his hands the said messuage, mill, land, meadow, 
pastuie, wood, moor, heath, and rent, and, when he has had seisin thereof 
in the king's name, to deliver them to the abbess and convent of the said 
place, to whom the king has granted and confirmed the manor and appurte- 
nances, to have to them and their successors at fee-ferm. 

To the sheiiff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de 
la Despense, king's yeoman, 20/. yearly from the issues of his bailiwick, 
which sum the king has granted to Nicholas, in consideration of his good 
service to the late king and to queen Isabella and to the king, during 
pleasure, or until the king shall provide him with 20/. of land yearly, the 
late king having granted to Nicholas 20/. of land yearly from the lauds that 
belonged to William de Bredon in co. Derby, to have during pleasure in aid 
of the maintenance of him and his wife and children, which land has been 
taken from Nicholas and delivered to William by common consent of 
pailiament. 

Robert de Kent of Waltham Holy Cross, imprisoned at Waltham for 
tre.«pass of vert in the forest of AValtham, has letters to bail him until the 
first assize. 

■March 18. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Wi. Chester, be elected in place of William de Yabeton of Arundel, deceased. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 
la Zouche to be discharged of 31/. 18s. Od. for the ferm of the hundred of 
Frameloud for the time when he was sheriff of Leicester, as it is found by 
certificate of the treasurer and barons that answer was made to Henry III. 
in the lOth year of his reign for the aforesaid sum for the said hundred by 
the hands of the sheriff of Leicester, and that the late king, on 26 May, in 
the 12th year of his reign, committed the hundred to Roger Beler to him 
and his heirs in fee, rendering therefor to the exchequer 12/. 18s. b\d. 
yearly by his own hands, and that Roger Beler paid that ferm whilst he 
lived by his own hands. 

March 20. To the same. Whereas the king lately appointed by letters patent 
Winchester. William de Derham, parson of the church of Craulegh, and Nicholas de 
Aulton, parson of the church of Middelton, to survey the jewels, goods and 
chattels thnt belonged to John de Sancto Johanne of Basyng', deceased, 
which the king ordered to be taken into his hands because John was 
indebted to him in divers debts at his death, and to make inquisition con- 
cerning John's jewels, goods and chattels and concerning what had been 
eloigned thence, and to resume into the king's hands those thus eloigned 



4 EDWARD III. 



13 



1330, Membrane. 39 — cont. 

and to sell the stock {instanrum), corn and other goods and chattels afore- 
paid, except, the jewt'ls; and the kinj^ now learns from the complaint of the 
said Nicholas that although William took hy himself divers jewels, /^cods 
and chattels that belonged to the said John to the value of 32/. IG*. 8(/. 
found at Warneford, Chauton, Ba.syng', Halvenaked, and Wodecote, and 
carried them to his church aforesaid, doing his pleasure concerning them, 
nevertheless the treasurer and barons intend charging Nicholas with the 
jewels, goods and chattels aforesai<l as if he had had them, wheiefore he has 
prayed the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to discharge Nicholas of the jewels, goods and chattels that 
they shall ascertain that William took and had by himself, provided that 
Nicholas answer as he ought for the other jewels, goods and chattels. 

To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of London. Order to deliver to the monks of St. Peter's, 
Westminster, a tun of wine of the right prise at London for this year, in 
accordance with the grant to them by Henry III. of a tuu of wine yearly 
for the celebration of divine service in that church. 

March 25. To the keeper of the town of Nottingham. Order to pay to Robert de 
Reading. Neuwerk and Meliora his wifn, late the wife of Gilbert de Glenkarny, 10/. 
from the ferm of that town for Easter term, the king having granted to 
Robert and Meliora that they shouUl receive 20/. yearly from the ferm of 
that town in lieu of that sum yearly granted by the king to Meliora, in aid 
of the maintenance of herself and children and in recompence for the lands 
that Gilbert had in Scotland, to be received by the hands of the escheator 
beyond Trent. 

March 23. To Thomas de Stobhill, one of the collectors of the scutage in co. Devon 
Winchester, of the army of Scotland of the fourth year of the late king's reign. Order 
to pay to Matthew de Crauthorn, keeper of the king's mine in that county, 
60/. out of the money lately levied from the scutage still in Thomas's 
hands, as the king is given to understand on Matthew's behalf that he has 
no money whence he can pay to the miners their wages, and that certain 
workmen intend leaving their work unless their wages be speedily paid to 
them, and the king considers it diflBcult to send money to those parts for this 
cause. hy the treasurer. 

March 29. To Thomas de Stobhill and John son of John de Alba Marlia of Flete. 

Woodstock. Order to pay to the afore.»^aid Matthew for the above purpose 40/. from the 
said scutage, in a'idition to the 60/. in the preceding order, as the king con- 
siders that the 60/. is insufficient for the payment of the wages. 

By the treasurer. 



Membrane 38. 

March 12. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Winchester, elected in place of William de Thurgarton, deceased. 

March 12. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
Winchester, meddle in any wise with the temporalities of the bishopric of Salisbury, or 
with the goods and things pertaining thereto by rea.son of the present void- 
ance of the see, and to restore to the dean and chapter of St. Mary's, 
Salisbury, any issues of the temporalities or goods that he may have taken 
into the king's hands, as the late king grunted by his letters patent, which 
the king has coiidrmed, that the dean and chapter should have; in limes of 
voidance of the bishopric the custody of the bi.shopric and of all temporali- 
iics thereof and of all goods and things pertaining to the bishopric, as 
fully as the bishops had at any time and as fully us tj»e kin<^ might or ought 



u 



CALKNPAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



IVM). 



MbrI) 20. 

Winchester. 



MHrcli IS. 
WinchisUT. 



Marcli 24. 
Eeading. 

March 20. 
"Winchester. 



^larch 20. 

■WJucbchter. 



March 30. 
"NN'oodstock. 



^fc^nhrauc 3S — coiit. 
to h«vo the nistodv in tinios of voidniice if it had been rotoincd in hia 
hntuis, !.o th.it (he (h-nii an.l clinptcr \w^\\i have fidl and free administration 
of the NUiio, in tht" same innnner as the bishops had, saving to the kin": 
th.' kni-^ht^' fees tliat arc held of the bishopric, and the advow.sons of 
rhurchi-, and cschoat.s, rcncU-rinfr therefor to the king 1,021/. la. \\d. if the 
vt.i«iiinc«- hustcd one }ear, at which snin the bisliopric is taxed yearly, and the 
j^iid kini: wilh-d that the tk>an and chapter shoukl have the custody of tlie 
bishopric dr.rintr voidancc, so that no escheator, sheriff, or other bailiff or 
minister of the king should intermeddle in any way with the custody of the 
bi>h<>pric during voidancc, with the exception that the escheator or other 
uiini^ttT should take a simple seisin in name of the royal lordship within a 
manor of the bishopric at the beginning of each voidance, and that he should, 
afit-r he had taken such seisin, leave forthwith without taking fealty or 
recognisance from any tenant of the said bishopric or otherwise, etc. 

To Roger atfe A.ssh, keeper of the castle of Arundel, and of the lands 
that belonged to Edmund, late earl of Kent, in co. Sussex, in the king's 
hands by his forfeiture. Order to pay to Margaret, late the wnfe of the 
afnnsjiid carl, staying in Arundel castle, 13*. 4c?. daily for the expenses of 
herself and her children for so long as she shall stay there. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
exaction of 500 marks from the abbot of Tavystok, and to cause him to be 
discharged thereof, as he has shewn the king, by petition before him and 
his council, that at the time when he did his fealty to the king and received 
the temporalities of the abbey, which had been taken into the king's hands 
by re^ison of the death of his immediate predecessor, he submitted himself 
to the king's grant for 500 marks to be paid at the king's will, because some 
words prejudicial to the king and the right of his crown were contained in 
the poj)e's letters directed to the king for the creation {profectione) of the 
abbot, and that the said sum is exacted from him under this pretext by 
summons of the exchequer, and he has prayed the king to provide for his 
indemnity in that behalf, especially as in like cases it was not usual, in times 
past, that aught should be exacted for the king's use from any one pro- 
moted in the Roman court, and the king does not wish that the abbot should 
be charged in this behalf otherwise than was usual in the times of his pro- 
genitors. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Edward de Monte 
Hermerii, in Winchester castle, 12^. a day until the king shall cause other 
ordinance to be made concerning him. By K. & C. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Lexleygh, whom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office for insufficient qualification. 

By the testimony of Henry de Percy. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Alice, late the wife of John de Sancto Johanne of Basyng', tenant in chief, 
the following of her said husband's advowsons, which the king has assigned 
to her in dower : the advowson of the church of Shirbourn, co. Southampton, 
of the yearly value of 20/., and the advowson of the church of Shifford, co. 
Berks, of the yearly value of 10 marks. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the city 
of London. Order to pay to John de Hanou[ia], or to Dinus Forsetti and 
Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence dwelling iu that city, John's attorneys in this behalf, 500 marks 
for Easter term, notwithstanding any assignment made or to be made upon 
the said custom, in part payment of the 1 ,000 marks yearly from that custom 



4 EDWARD Iir. 15 



1330. Membrane 38 — cont. 

granted to John by the king, on 7th February, in the first year of his 



reign. 



April 1. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Woodstixk. to be elected in place of Robert Jorz, who cannot attend to the duties of the 
office because he is intending certain affairs of the king's and of others. 

March 16. To the collectors of the old and new customs in the port of Hertelpole. 

Winchester. Order to pay to Dinus Forsetti, Bartholomew de Barde, and Tanus Jak' 
and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, by 
indenture all moneys received from the customs aforesaid, together with the 
issues of the customs from 17 August last, and one leaf {folium) of the king's 
sejil called ' coket' of the old custom, and the king's seal called ' coket' of 
the new custom, until the said merchants have been satisfied for the debts 
due from the king to them, as the said Dinus, Francis Grandoni, John 
Fraunceys, Peter Byne, Francis de Bosco, and Lotrinus de Colyn, and their 
fellows, merchants of the said society, undertook before the king and his 
council at Gloucester to pay a certain sum daily in his wardrobe for the 
expenses of his household from the aforesaid 17 August for a certain time, 
as expressed in an indenture made between the king and them, and the 
king, in order to pay them the said suras more conveniently, granted to them 
all issues of the old and new customs of England, to be received from the 
said day from the collectors by indenture, nothwithstanding any assignments 
previously made thereon, excepting the custom of Kyngeston-on-Hull, 
which the king had assigned to Richard de la Pole, his butler, and to 
William his brother, and excepting the assignments made by the king upon 
the customs to John de Honon[ia], the earl of Julers, John Borners, William 
le Chaumberleyn, Gerard de Potes, and Master John de Florencia. 

The like to the collectors in Newcastle-on-Tyne and Boston. 



Membrane 37. 

!March IG. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
■NViuchester. nieddie further with the manor of Mildeston, co. Wilts, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the escheator certified the king, in response to his order, 
that he found by inquisition of office that John le Duyn, who held the 
manor of the late king by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, demised 
the manor without the said king's licence to Agnes his sister for her life, 
and that she, being thus seised thereof, alienated it without the late king's 
licence to Henry de Harnhull in fee, and that the escheator took the manor 
into the king's hands by reason of this demise and alienation, and the 
king — at Henry's suit, sugiresting that the manor is held of Edmund, earl 
of Kent, as of the manor of Cainel, and is not held of the king immediately, 
and praying the king to provide a remedy — wishing to be certified concern- 
ing the manor and its tenure, ordered the escheator to make inquisition, 
and it is found l)y such in^juisition that the manor is held of Edmund, 
earl of Kent, as of the honour of Cainel by the service of a quarter of a 
knight's fee for all service, and that it is worth yearly in all issues 100*. 

■March 20. To the sheriff of Southanii)ton. Order to cau.se 500 quarters of wheat 
licailing. and oOO bacon pigs {hdconcs) to be bought and purveyed, and to cause 
them to be carried to Plummuth with all speed, so that they be there in 
three weeks from Eastei- at the latest, tiicre to be delivered by indenture 
to Walter de Weston, receiver of the king's victuals there, as the king has 
ordained to send shortly John do Elthain, earl of Cornwall, his brother, 
and certain other magnates of his realm in his company to tlie duchy [of* 
Aiiuitaint'], and it behoves the king to provide divers sorts of victuals for 
their maintenance. By K. 



Itt 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE IIOLLS. 



1330. 



Mar.h 20. 

WallmgfurJ. 



March 23. 
Kcadiof;. 



April 2. 
Woodblock. 



March 29. 
Woodstock. 



March 28. 
Woodiitock. 



Membrane 37 — cont. 

Till" lik«> to the .shorifT^ of the following comities: 

Wilt.shiri', for 500 (luiuteis of wlieiit and oOO biicon-pigs. 

SoIut•r^.ot ami Dorset, for 1000 quarters of wheat, 500 quarters of 

Ivans mill peas, and 500 l)acon'pig3. 
Surrey ami Sussex, for 1000 (piarters of oats and 500 bacon-piga. 
Devon, for 5lK) quarters of oats. 
Cornwall, for 500 qtuirters of oats and 20,000 fish called ' hak.' 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause to be made and provided in 
places win re he shall see lit as many hurdles (claias), bridges, stables, and 
other implements (utensiiia) as he shall deem necessary for the ships that 
the king has ai)pointe(l John le Sniale, his clerk, to choose and provide, 
and for the shipment {cskippamento) and sf^iy of horses therein, and to 
cause them to be carried to Plunuuuth with all speed, so that they be there 
in 'hree weeks from Easier, there to be delivered by indenture to Walter 
de Weston, the king's receiver there, the king having appointed the said 
John to choose and provitle forty of the best and strongest ships that he cau 
find in places on the sea coast where most convenient, and to cause the 
ships to be brought to riumiiiuth with all speed, so that they be there at 
the date aforesaid for the passage of certain magnates whom the king is 
sending to the duchy [of Aquitaine] for the reform of its estate, and to 
cause hurdles and bridges necessary for the shipment of horses to be carried 
thither to be provided, and to cause stables and other implements for the 
stay of the horses in the ships to be made in the ships. By K. 

To John Darcy,*lord of Werk in Tyndale, or to him who supplies his 
place there. Whereas the king lately committed to Richard Talebot the 
custody of the lands that belonged to John Comyn of Badenagh, tenant 
in chief of the late king, for so long as they should remain in the king's 
hands, and he afterwards ordered John Darcy to assign to Edmund, late 
earl of Kent, and to Margaret his wife, formerly the wife of the said John 
Comyn, her dower of her said late husband's lands in the liberty of 
Tyndale, according to the extents made by Simon de Grymesby, the late 
king's escheator beyond Trent, the tenors whereof the king sent to John 
Darcy sub pede sigiili, or according to other extents to be made if necessary, 
in the presence of the aforesaid Kichard ; and the king is now given to 
understand on Richard's behalf that John Darcy's bailiff of the liberty 
aforesaid has proceeded to the assignment of the dower without Richard's 
being warned, and has assigned and delivered to the earl and Margaret in 
Richard's absence divers lands beyond what fell due to them : the king 
therefore orders John, if he find that the assignment was thus made in 
Richard's absence, to resume into the king's hands the lands thus assigned, 
and to cause them to be delivered to Richard according to the tenor of the 
king's commission aforesaid until the king shall otherwise order. By C. 

To John Moriz, escheator in Ireland. Order not to distrain John Haket 
for his homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the king in 
Ireland, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. By p.s. [3406.] 

The like in favour of Adam de Houth, By the same writ. 

To the keeper of the land of Glaumorgan, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to assign to Margaret, late the wife of Adam le Galeys of 
Glaumorgan, her dower of the lands that Adam acquired to him and Joan 
his first wife, and to the heirs of their bodies, so that the lands should 
revert to Adam's right heirs in case they died without an heir of their 
bodies, as Margaret has besought the king to cause dower of the said 
lands to be assigned to her. By p.s. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with an acre of land in Falgham, and to restore the issues 



I EDWARD III. 17- 



1330. Membrane 37~cont. 

thereof to the prior of Shilbred, as the king — at the prior's prosecution, 
suggesting that his predecessors were seised of the said land of their 
purehiis** long before the piiMication of the statute of mortmain, and that 
they continued tlieir seisin until now, and that Master John Walewajn, 
the late kind's e.«cheator this side Trent, took the land into the late kinjj's 
hands, asserting that the prior acquired it after the publication of the said 
statute and entered it without royal licence, and that it is in the king's hands 
for this reason — ordered the escheator to make inquisition concerning the 
premises, and it is found by the inquisition that Henry, sometime prior of 
tlnit place, acquired the land from Alice la Kokes to him and his church 
long before the publication of the statute, to wit in the 4()lh year of 
Henry III., and that the land is in the king's hands solely for this reason, 
and that it is held of the prior. 

March ?0. To John Giffard. Order to be respondent to James Daudelegh, son and 

Winchester, heir of Nicholas Daudelegh, and kinsman and co-heir of William Martyn, 

deceased, for the ferm due from him to the king for a part of the manor 

of Beggesworih, which j>art is of James's inheritance, from 25 May last, 

when the king rendered to James his lands although he was not of full age. 

April 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause all the 

Woodstock, goods and chattels that belonged to Edmund de Wodestok, late earl of 

Kent, which came to the king's hands by his forfeiture, to be sold without 

delay, and to cause the money arising therefrom to be levied for custody in 

the treasury. By K. 

April 6. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause the 500 quarters of wheat and 

Woodstock. 500 bacon-pigs that the king lately ordered him to provide and send to 
Piummuth to be carried to Southampton with all speed, there to be delivered 
by indenture to the slieriff. The king has ordered the sheriff [of South- 
ampton] to receive the victuals from the sheriff of Wilts, and to cause them 
to be carried to the said place. By K. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to receive the aforesaid victuals 
from the sheriff of Wilts, and to cause them to be carried to Piummuth 
with all speed, so that they be there in three weeks from Easter at the 
latest, there to be delivered by indenture to Walter de Weston, receiver of 
the king's victuals there. By K. 

April 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Woodstock, to be made to William de Leycestria, to whom and to John de Ifeld and 
John de Braideston the king, on 20 November, in the first year of his 
reign, committed the custody of the archbishopric of Canterbury, in his 
account of the issues of the archbishopric for 3*. a day during the voidance, 
as the king understands that William made continual stay about the custody 
aforesaid during the whole of the voidance, forwarding the king's profit. 
'J'his order is made in consideration of the estate that William has in the 
chancery. By K. 

April 10. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to permit William la Zousch de 

Woodstock. Mortuo Mari to enter and hold his lands in the sheriff's bailiwick, and to 
receive thence maintenance for him and his, and to make his profit of tiie 
goods and chattels without selling the lands or carrying away of the goods 
and chatt(;ls, notwithstanding the king's late order to take and impiison 
AVilllam's body and to seize into the king's hands his land.s, goods and 
chattels, because he was charged with adhering to Kdnuiiid de Wodestok, 
late earl of Kent, who acknowledged in the parliament at Winchester, before 
theearls, barons, and other peers and proccres of the realm, that he had falsely 
and maliciously made confederations contrary to his homage, fealty, and 
allegiance, to the destruction of the kin"; ami the subversion of his estate and 
crown, as William has rendered himself to prison, and the king has released 

90482. 9 



,g CALKNDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



T...,,i Mtnilnniie .37 — ccfit. 

liiin (lion-lVoin h\ c^rtniii mniii|)ris(> that lio found before the king to nnswer 
to liim nt his will for llio mlhosioii ul'on'said. I3y K. 

Tlic liko to the sheriffs of the foUowinj; counties : 
H.'ivford Leicpster. 

Worc»'<tor. Wilts 

Ox for.! ami Borks. Caiiiliri(l<j:o. 

S„si?,.x. Ilertford and Essex. 

Buokin;:liam. Somerset. By K. 

Al>ril IS. To the sheriff of SonthRnii^ton. Order to cause the timber that the king 

WiHHlsiock. hitelv caiis.'d to be prepiucd in the forest of Chute for making anew the 
jMiling of the park of Claryiidon to be carried to the said park as Henry de 
Btirry and William de Berewyk shall direct, at the king's cost without 
<li'lav, there to be delivered to the keeper of the manor of Claryndon. The 
king has ordered John Mautravers, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, 
to pay for the carriage in due manner. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Wilts. By K. 



IIembrane 36. 

April 10. To the bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. Order to pay to William de Ros 
^V^»od^t(v•k. of Ilainelak 7") marks from the ferm of that city for Easter term last, in 
nerordanee wiih tlie late king's grant, of 22 August, in the 16th year of his 
reign, of 150 marks yenrly from the ferm of that city, and of the like sum 
from the ferm of the city of York, until he should provide him with 300 
marks of land yearly between the Thames and the Tees. 

The like to the bailiffs of the city of York. 

Ai'H! 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Ordei* to cause allowance 
■\V(><Mlstock. to be made to the bailiffs of Lincoln for 75 marks paid by them in execution 
of the prec(;ding order. 

The like in favour of the bailiffs of York. 

April 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
\\oodstoik. examine the account of John Darcy ' le cosin ' latelv rendered before them, 
and to cause payment to be made to him of what they shall find to be due 
to him by the account for his journeys in Ireland and for recompence for 
his hor.<es lost in the king's service, in the time of Walter de Islep, the 
king's late treasurer there, and in the time of the present treasurer. 

By p.s. [3439.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
account of John Darcy ' le cosyn ' for all the time that he was the king's 
minister in any office in England, and to cause to be done what ought to be 
done for the final issue of the account. By the same Avrit. 

To the same. Order to cause the aforesaid John to be discharged of 
10(j/. paid to him by Roger de Somervill, then sheriff of York, which are 
exacted trom him by summons of the exchequer as imprest, as John as shewn 
the king tliat the late king granted to him this sura for his outfit {apparatn) 
fur Ireland, and ordered the said Roger to pay it to him, and he has prayed 
the king to cause him to be discharged thereof. By the same writ. 

April 17. To the sheriff of Surrey and Su.ssex. Order to cause the 1,000 quarters 

Woodstock, of oats and 500 bacon-pigs that the king lately ordered him to buy and 

purvey and carry to Plummuth to be bought and purveyed with all speed, and 

to cause them to be carried to PGrtesmuth,so tiiat they be thereon Monday 

before the Ascension next at the latest, there to be delivered by indenture 



I 



4 EDWARD 111. 19 



1330. Membrane 36— fO«f. 

to Waltpr tlo Woston, receiver of the kiiiij's victuals there, or to him who 
supplies his place, ia order that they may he taken to the duchy [of 
Acjuitaine]. Uy K. 

The like to the sheriff of Soiithampton concerning 500 quarters of wheat 
and 500 bacon-pigs, and to cause the 500 <piarters of wheat and 50:) hacon- 
pigs that the sheriff of Wilts will deliver to him to be also taken to 
Portesniuth. liy K. 

Me)nnrandum, that no writ was sent to the sheriff of Wilts, because he 
was ordered at another time to cause to be carried to Soatham[)ton the 
victuals to be provided by him. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause the 500 quarters of oats anil 
20 thousands of the fish called ' hak ' that the king lately ordered him to 
provide to be carried to Portesmuth, so that they be there at the aforesaid 
Monday, as the king h;is prorogued until then the date of three weeks from 
Ea.ster last previously given. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Devon concerning 500 quarters of oats. 

The like to the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset concerning 1,000 quarters 
of wheat, 500 quarters of beans and pease, and 500 bacon -pigs. 

April IS. To John le Smale. Order to cause 20 of the 40 ships that the king 

Woodstock, lately ordered him to choose and provide and take to Plumniuth in three 
weeks from Easter to be taken to Portesmuth by Monday btfore the 
Ascensi-jn next for the carriage of the victuals to be provided by the sheriffs 
of Southampton, Wilts, Surrey and Sussex and for the passage of certain 
magnates and others to the duchy [of Aqnitaine], the ships to be <lelivered 
at Portesmuth tu Walter de Weston, receiver of the king's victuals atore- 
said, or to him who sn[)plies his place, and to cause tiie other 20 .-;hips to be 
taken to Plummuth by the said Monday, there to be delivered to the said 
receiver or to him who supplies his place there. By K. 

April 16. To John de Insula, constable of Wyndesore castle, and keeper of the king's 

Woodstock, manor in AVindesore park and of the kind's parks there. Order to pay to 
John le Parker, to whom the king on 8 Febiuiiry, in the first year of his 
reign, granted the office of parker of the now park of Windesore during 
pleasure, receiving in that office such wages as others who have had that 
office have been wont to receive heretofore, the arrears of his wages from the 
said 8 PY'lirnary, and to pay to him the same wages hereafter for so long a3 
he shall be parker. 

Apiil 9. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to pay to Robert de Fienles 

Woodstock. 55 marks for Easter last from tlie issues of that county, as the late king, on 
4 February, in tlie 6th year of his reign, granted to liobert for his service 
1 10 mnks yearly from the issues of that county for life, or nntii he shorld 
provide him with 110 marks of land or rent yeurly, and Robert received 
this snm from the issues of the county until the grant was revoked by 
certain ordinances made by the prelates, earls, and barons of the realm and 
accepted by the said king, and the king, having consideration to iiis father's 
grant aforesaid and to Robert's good service to Queen Isabella and the king 
when they were in France and to the good place that he hehl with the king 
in coming with him from France to this realm to prosecute Hugh le 
Despenser and others, has granti-d that Robert shall receive the afoicsaid 
110 marks yearly from the issues of that county from 26 January last for 
his life, or until the king shall provide him with 110 marks ol land or 
rent yearly. 

April 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
WowKstock. to be made to John le Mare.'«chal, sheriff of Buckingham, for 55 marks paid 
by him to the aforesaid Robert in execution of the piecediug order. 



90 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 

April 13. 

WlHHl-lllH-k. 



April 2(5. 

Wuodsltck. 



April 24. 
Wood^tock. 



Membrane 3G — eont. 
To Simon dc lit-roford, csc-licator this .^Ido Trent. OhIlt to cause dower 
to he n-x.-ii-iiiod to A^jiios, hiti- the wile of William de Cliar|)evill, tenant in 
chii'f, uptMi her lakiii<; onth not to marry without the king's licence. 

'Jo the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to William de Mattesdon, 
kinji's veomaii, to whom the kins:, on 9 February last, granted, at the 
instance of Oliver tie Ingham, the bailiwick of the fore.^try of the king's 
chacc of Malverne and Cors during pleasure, receiving therefor the usual 
and accuHtomtd fees and wages, the arrears of his fees and wages aforesaid, 
and to pay to him the same fees and wages for the term of the sheriff's 
ollioo. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. It is shown to the king 
on behalf of John de Ilynkcle, sheriff of Salop and Stafford, that although 
the hundreds of Chirbnry, Pirhull, Pusselowe, Bradeford, Offelowe, Cuthel- 
eston, Tatemoneslowe, and a moiety of the hundred oC Ovres, which were 
anciently annexed to the ferms of cos. Salop and Stafford, were granted 
long before John was sheriff to divers men by commissions of the late and 
of the pre.*ent kings, and that the same men receive and have the ancient 
fernis and the increments thereof and the i.ssues and profits thence arising, 
and have hitherto received them by virtue of the commissions aforesaid, 
without John intermeddling therewith in aught, and that thus the hundreds 
and moiety aforesaid are separated from the counties, nevertheless the 
treasurer and barons charge him in his account rendered before them at the 
exchequer with the ferms and profits of the said hundreds of Chirbury and 
Pirhull and of a moiety of the hundred of Ovres, and with the increments 
of the ancient forms of the hundreds of Pusselowe, Bradeford, Offelowe, 
Cutheleston, and Tatemoneslowe for the time when he was sheriff of the 
said counties as if he had held the hundreds annexed to the counties, and 
cause the ferms and increments to be exacted from him by distraint, where- 
fore he has besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer touching the premi-ses, and if they find by inspection thereof or 
by other means that the premises are true, they are to discharge the afore- 
said John of such ferms, increments, and profits, chaiging the same upon 
those who thus hold the hundreds. 



April 12. 
Woodstock. 



April 18. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 35. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Northampton. Whereas the king— at the 
prosecution of Ellen de Boketot and John her son, suggesting that they arramed 
an assize of novel di.sseisin before the justices against John de Monkelane 
and Richard Blundel concerning a tenement in Weston Pynkeny, and that 
Richard alleged in pleading that he held a messuage, 58 acres of land, and 
4^ acres of meadow of the tenement placed in view for life of the late king's 
grant, and that after his death they ought to revert to the said king and his 
heirs, and that the justices for this reason deferred proceeding to the taking 
of the assize— ordered the justices to proceed to the taking of the assize 
notwithstanding the grant and allegation aforesaid, provided that they did 
not proceed to render judgment without consulting the king; and Ellen 
and John have now besought the king to order proceeding to render 
judgment, since the assize has been taken by virtue of the king's order 
aforesaid : the king therefore orders the justices to proceed to render 
judgment with all speed, notwithstanding the said order. 

By K. on the information of G. le Scrop. 

To (he sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of 
Duncan de Frendragh,24 marks 6*. hd, for Easter term last out of the issues 



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31 



1330. 



April 22. 
Woodstock. 



April 5. 
Woodstock. 



April 21. 
Woodstock. 



April 2G. 
Woodstock. 



April 20. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 35 — cont. 

of his bailiwick, in nccordance with the king's grant to her of 49 marks 
yearly from the issues of the sheriff's bailiwick from IG August, in the first 
year of the king's reign, in recomi)eiice for the manor of Briggestok, 
CO. Northampton, which she held during the king's pleasure in aid of her 
maintenance, and which the king assigned on the aforesaid day to Queea 
Isttbella for life. 

To the same. Order to pay to Joan Comyn of Bogiian 20/. for Easter term 
]a.st from tlie issues of his bailiwick, in accordance with tlie king's grant, of 
27 March, in the first year of his reign, to her of 40/. yeiirly from the issues 
of that county in aid of her maintenance until he should cause other 
ordinance to be made concerning her estate. 

To the same. Order to pay to the said Joan 20/. for Michaelmas term last, 
according to the kings previous order, which, he is given to understand on 
Joan's behalf, has not been executed. 

To John Moriz, cscheator in Ireland. Order not to distrain Francis de 
Faypon for his homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as 
be has done homage and fealty to the king. By p.3. [3460.] 

To A. bishop of "Worcester. Whereas the king lately presented to the 
bishop his clerk Richard de VVestmancote, to the church of Penedok, void and 
pertaining to the king's presentation by reason of the lands of Jolm de 
Penedok, deceased, being in his hands, and because John de Sapy presented 
a clerk of his to the bishop to the same church, the king prohibited the 
bishop from admitting any parson to the said church until it should be dis- 
cussed in the king's court whether the advowson of the church pertained to 
the king or to John, and John has acknowledged in chancery that he has no 
right to present to that church upon this occasion, wi.-^hing that the king's 
presentation shall have effect : the king orders the bisiiop to do further 
what pertains to his office concerning the king's presentation, notwithstand- 
ing his inhibition or the presentation aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. R. bishop of Bath and 
Wells has shewn the king that whereas the king assigned to Edmund, then 
carl of Kent, the 54/. thai tlie bishop and his predecessoi s are bound to pay 
to the exchequer for the manors of Cungresbury, Cheddrc, and Axebrugg, 
which the bishop holds of the king at fee-ferm, and the earl was satisfied 
for the ferni from the time of the assignment until the time of his forfeiture 
by John de Drokenesford, the late bishop, and by John de Clyvedon and 
Gilbert de Berewik, late keepers of the temporalities of the bishopric afore- 
said when in the king's hands by reason of the said bishop John's death, and 
also by the present bishop, nevertheless the treasurer and barons defer 
allowing to the said John and Gilbert 27/. paid by them to the earl, by 
reason whereof .lohn and Gilbert cause that sum to be exacted from the 
bi.shop for the king's use, wherefore the bishop has besought the king to 
provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons, if 
they find the premises are true, to cause John and Gilbert to have allowance 
in their account at the exchequer for the said 27/., and to cause any distraint 
that may have been levied upon the bishop for this reason to be released. 

To Simon de Bereford, e.scheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Thomas de Norton for his homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of 
the king, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. By p.s. [3186.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the manor or Bentile in that 
county to be taken into the king's hands, and to cause it to be delivered to 
II. bishoj) of Lincoln, the assign of \V. bishop of Norwich, executor of the 
will of Bartholomew dc Baileksmere, as Bartholomew's chattel, lor tho 



('ALKN'I)AU OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



loCO. 



April 20. 
Woodstock. 



April 20. 
'WcKxlstock. 



April 28. 
W'ood.-tock. 



April 25. 
"Woodstock. 



Mi-mbrave 35 — cont. 
«.XPCution of IJartliolomcw'.s will, tlio late king luivinor grantod to 
liurthoioim'W, in coiisitlcriifion of a tin*', the custody of the said manor and 
of olli«'r manors and land.- that hclongcd to I'ayn Tybetot, deceased, tenant 
in chief of the said kin-,', which were in the said king's hands by rea.son of 
the minority of Payn'-s heir, to have with ail appurtenances, until the heir 
came of age. with tjie nnirriage of the said heir, and the said king afterwards 
i-auscd the manor to he taken into his hands amongst other lands that 
Wlongcd to li.irlholomew, because Bartholomew was of the quarrel of 
Thonia-'. late earl of Lnnca.«ter, and it was ordained in the parliament at 
AVcstndnster. by the king and the prelates, earls, barons, and community of 
the realm, thatthose who were of the said quarrel should have their lands 
again that had been taken into the late king's hands by reason of the 
quarrel, together with the issues thereof for wliich answer had not yet been 
made to the said king, and their goods and chattels, and that the executors 
of the wills of those who were of the said quarrel should have action 
and recover the goods and chattels of those of whom they are the 
e.xecutors, iu the same manner as those who were of the quarrel and who 
still live. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to take into the king's hands and 
to deliver to IL bishop of Lincoln, to whom the king has granted the custody 
of the lands that belonged to Bartholomew de Badelesmere during the heir's 
n)iuority, the lands that John de Penretli,now deceased, held for his life by 
demise from Bartholomew, who was of the aforesaid quarrel of Thonias, earl 
of Lancaster, which lands ought to revert after John's death to Giles de 
Badelesmere, son and heir of the aforesaid Brirtholomew, a minor in the 
king's custody, as it was agreed in the aforesaid parliament that all those 
who were of the said quarrel shall iiave their lands again. 

To Simon do Bereford, escheator this side Tient. Order to deliver to 
Henry, bishop of Lincohij the lands that Edmund, late earl of Kent, had in 
Thurleye, co. Lincoln, together Avith the wood there, which came to the 
king's hands by the earl's forfeiture. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Adam de 
Whytefonl, king's clerk, to whom the king granted the office of controller 
of his silver mine in co. Devon during pleasure, to have 12c?. a day for his 
wages for the time during which he has been controller, and to cause the 
keepers of the mine to have due allowance therefor, as the king— at Adam's 
prosecution, suggesting that the controllers of the mine for the time being 
were worit to receive Vld. a day for their wages, and praying the king to 
cause such wages to be paid to him — ordered the treasurer and barons to 
search the rolls of the accounts of the keepers of the mine to whom such 
wages were allowed, and other memoranda of the exchequer touching the 
premises, and to certify the king of what they found, and they have signified 
that 12f/. were allowed to other controllers of the mine in times past. 

To the .sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede until otherwise ordered the 
king's late order to take Nicholas de Sandewico, and to restore to him any 
of his lands, goods and chattels that the sheriff may have taken into the 
king's hand, together with the issues thereof, the king having issued the 
order to take Mcholas and to have him before the king in one month from 
Easter last to answer to the king for !us adheience to Edmund de Wodestok, 
late earl of Kent, and for being of the earl's confederations, and if Nicholas 
withdrew himself and lefused to render himself to prison, to take his lands, 
goods and chattels into the king's hands, as Bartholomew de Burghasshe 
has mainperned before the king to have ^'icholas before the king at his order 
to answer to him. ° By K 



4 EDWARD III. 23 



13o0. Membrane 35 — cont. 

March 22. To Nicliolas (le Acton, cliainberlain of Xortli Wales. Aiiian ap Yovan 
Wiuchester. has shewn the kin*; tl)at he was the hite kinjj'.s sherifiF in tlie parts of 
Angh-seye in the IHth, 19th, and 20th years of his reij;n, and the kin'i^'s 
sheriff in the first ye.-ir of his reign, and the late king and the king made 
dnring that lime divers ministers and fermors of the commotes, canlreds, 
and other places in those parts pertaining to the office of the shrievalty 
aforesaid, and Edmnnd, bte eai'l of Arundel, the late king's justice 
of those parts, and Roger de IMortuo ]\lari, earl of March, t!ie king's late 
justice there, and tho-;e supplying their places, <leputed bedels, reeves, 
and divers other ministers in the said commotes, cantreds, and other places 
at their pleasure and without Anian's assent, and although the ministers 
have not fully answered to him for the issues of the bailiwicks committed to 
them, and although the fermors have not fully answered to him for the Terms 
of the places let to them at ferm, divers sums of unpaid money remaining in 
tlieir hands, so that Anian could not answer to the late or the present king 
for the arrears of the said ministers and fermors, nevertheless the aforesaid 
chamberlain charges Anian in his account at the exchequer of Kaernarvau 
of the issues of his shrievalty with the issues and ferins aforesaid as if the 
ministers and fermors had been appointed (positi) by Anian, and as if they 
had answered to Anian in full, which they have not done, although Anian 
exhibited all possible diligence about levying such arrears during the time 
of his office, and that the chamberlain disquiets and aggrieves him in manv 
ways in this behalf, wherefore lu^ has prayed the king to provide him with 
a remedy : the king therefore orders the chamberlain, if he ascertain that 
the premises are true, to cause Anian to be discharged at the said exchequer 
of the suras of money thus in arrear in the hands of the said ministers and 
fermors, charging the same upon them and others who ought of right to be 
charged therewith. 

May 3. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause the abbot of Cokirsand to 

"Woodstock, have seisin of a messuage, 3 acres of land, and an acre of meadow in Caton, 
which Roger Spurman of Caton, who was outlawed for felony, held, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the promises have been 
in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Roger held them of the 
said abbot as of the right of his churtih of Cokirsand, and tiiat they are still 
in the king's hands, and that John de Litildale h^d the king's year, day and 
waste thereof, and ought to answer to the king for the same. 

To the same. Order to cause John de Apeltrethwayt to have seisin of a 
messuage and 5 acres of land in Caton, wdiich the afore.said Roger, who was 
outlawed for felony, held, as tlu; king learns by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that they have been in the king's liands for a year and a day, and 
that R()ger held them of the said John, and t'nat they are still in the king's 
hands, and that John de Stubbe had the king's year, day and waste thereof 
and ought to answer to the king for the same. 



Membrane 34. 

^Tay 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchecpier, and to the chamberlains. 

Woodstock. Order to cause the goods and chattels that belonged to Kdniund, late earl of 
Kent, in the manors of Hissheie, co. Hertford, Northwehl, co. Kssex, Eston, 
CO. lS'ortham[)ton, and Taleworth and Baggeshote, co. Surrey, which 
[man(Ms] the king has granted to Harlholoniew de IJurgherssh for life, to 
be delivereil to Bartholomew by appraisenient to the vahu; of the .sum due 
to him bv his account rendered in the wardrobe for his expenses when ho 
■went to parts beyond sea in ihe king's service, as l^artholoinew has prayed 
the king to cause the gootls and chattels iu the aforesaid manors to be deli verc J 



24 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2330. Membrane 31 — coni. 

to him ju* nhoTO to the vnhio of llic snid sum, which the king lately ordfred 
bv writ of privv s<'nl to be jmid to Bartholomew by the tre«i8urer and 
chauiborlftius, of'which sum IJartholoraew has not yet obtained payment. 

By K. 

May 1. To the sheiitT of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver to William de 

Woodstock. Cleytlon, knight, all hi.s lands, good.s and chattels in those counties, upon 
his timling security to answer to the king for the same at his order, the said 
Lmds, g(X)(l.s and chattels having been taken into the king's hands by reason 
of William's indictment for adhering to Edmund de Wodestok, sometime 
earl of Kent, KTore John de Loudham, Thomas de Hyndryngliam, and 
Robert Ilouel, whom the king appointed to enquire in those counties the 
names of those who adhered to the said earl, who acknowledged in the 
parliament at Winchester before the earls, barons, and other magnates and 
prnrcrcs of the realm, and also before the coroners of the king's household, 
that he had made, in parts beyond the sea and on this side the se:x, con- 
federations and alliances of men-at-arms and other to subvert the estate of 
the king and of his crown, and the king was afterwards given to understand 
that many men of the sheriff's bailiwick were adherent, aiding and counsel- 
ling the said earl, a.s William has now rendered himself to the king's prison 
in CO. Essex prepared to stand to right in all things concerning the premises 
at the king's pleasure. By K. & C. 

located, because otherwise below. 

To th.e sheriff of Essex. Order to attach the aforesaid WiMiara by reason 
of the said indictment, and to cause him to be kept safely and fittingly 
under such attachment until otherwise ordered, and if he have not fled and 
if he have permitted hinuself to be attached by the sheriff, the latter is to 
cause William's lands, goods and chattels to be delivered to him upon his 
finding security to answer to the king for the same when ordered. 

By K. & C. 



May L 

Woodstock. 



To John Darcy, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to resume into the king's hands all the lands of the purparty of 
Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, aunt and co-heiress 
of Thomas son of Richard de Clare, tenant in chief of the late king, of the 
lands of the said Thomas specified below, and to deliver them to her, 
together with the issues thereof from 23 May, in the first year of the king's 
reign, when the king took her homage for the said purparty, and rendered 
it to her, and ordered Thomas le fitz Johan, earl of Kildare, then justiciary 
of Ireland, to cause her to have seisin of the castle, manor, and town of 
Ardrain in Cotmaught (Conactia), with the fees whereof certain rents are 
paid when the king's service is proclaimed, a messuage in Rothba with a 
garden and a moiety of a weir there, a moiety of half the cantred of Siglare, 
two parts of the borough of Ky[n]sale, the manor of Mountaneuagh, the 
castle and manor of Inehecoyn, with the rents and other profits in the town 
of Yoghill, and the island there adjoining called ' le Bailedeilond,' certain 
lands in the city of Limerick {Limerie), and in the cantred of Tirconil, 
which were assigned to Margaret as her purparty ; and the king aftersvards, 
on 3 October, in the second year of his reign, ordered Maurice sou of 
Thomas not to intermeddle further with any [of the aforesaid*] lands that 
might be in his custody by the late king's commission, and to restore to 
Margaret any issues that he might have received thence since the said 
2.3 May; and although Maurice, on 27 July, in the third year of the king's 
reign, rendered lo Margaret the lands of her purparty aforesaid before 
M. bi.'ihop of Lincoln, the chancellor, and others of the king's council, and 



See this Calendar, 2 Edward III. page 323. 



4 EDWARD III. 25 



2330. Membrane 34 — cant. 

ordered his stewards, bailiffs and gcMienil attorneys in Ireland, by his letters 
patent, to cause the aforesaid purparty to be delivered to her, as apijoars by 
the rolls of chancery, nevertheless ^Nlinirice has hitherto occupied the said 
lands, not perniittiug .Margaret's bailitl's and ministers to receive any issues 
and profits thence, as they ought to have done, as the king h-ariis from 
Margaret's ccuiplaiut, for which she has besought the king to provide a 
remedy. 

May 4. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side TnMit. Order not to intor- 

AVoodstock. meddle further with the priory of Mersey, a cell of the abbey of St. Oiien, 
Rouen, and the manors of Mersey, Fyngryngho, and Peet, and the half- 
hundred of Wenestre, co. Essex, and to restore the issues thereof to the 
prior of Mersey, as the king ordered the escheator to certify him of the 
cause for taking the priory into the king's hands, and the escheator re- 
turned that the aforesaid miuiors and half-hundred are temporalities of the 
abbey of St, Ouen in Normandy of the gift of the king's progenitors, and 
that the custody thereof ought to pertain to the king in times of voichuice 
of the abbey, as the escheator understood from the testimony of trust- 
worthy men, and that, as the abbey was void by the death of Ralph, tho 
the late abbot, and as the escheator had no evidence that the present 
abbot or William de Reel, prior of the aforesaid priory, the abbot's proctor 
in England, had satisfied the king for the issues of the voidance, he took 
the manors and half-hundred into tlie king's hands in name of distraint, 
until the king should be satisfied for the piemises, and the king afterwards 
— understanding on the prior's behalf that the abbot holds the manors and 
half-hundred aforesaid in frankalmoin by the charters of the king's pro- 
genitors, sometimes kings of England, without doing any service therelbr, 
and that the manors and [half-]hundred were not taken into the hands of the 
king's progenitors at any time in the past during the voidance of the abbey 
by the death of any abbot, and that none of the king's progenitors received 
any issues or pj-oHts thereof by reason of any voidance of the abbey — 
ordered the escheator to make inquisition concerning the premises, and it 
is found by the inquisition that the abbot holds in co. E.ssex the priory and 
the manors and halt-hundred aforesaid of the gift of St. Edward, sometime 
king of England, and by the confirmation of King William and of Henry 
son of the Empress iu frankalmoin, Avithout doing any service therelbr, and 
that the priory or manors and half-hundred were not taken into the hands 
of any of the king's progenitors by reason of any voidance of ihe abbey, 
and that the king's progenitors did not receive any issues or profits thence 
at any time. 

May 4. To the same. Order to permit Thomas de Brayneford of London and 

Woodstock. John le Clerk of Deptford to fell the wood growing in the wood of 
Swanescomp, and to carry away and make their profit of it and of the 
firewood therein specified below, as the king — at the prosecution of tho 
said Thomas and John, suggesting that they had lately bought from 
Edmund, then earl of Kent, all his wood then growing in the said wood 
for a certain f-uui of money paid to him beforehand, jls appears by his 
letters of acquittance in their possession, and that the said wood of 
Swanescomp has been takcjn into the king's hands by reason of the earl's 
forfeiture, and they have prayed the king to cause the wood to be delivered 
to them, so that they may fell tho wood, carry it away, and make their 
profit according to their agreement with the earl — ordered the escheator to 
make incpiisition concerning the premises, and it is found by his iiupiisition 
that 'J'honias and John, on 18 March, in the .'ird year of the king's reign, 
bought from the ejirl all his wood of Swanescomp then growing, to bo 
felled and carried away by them within three years, for 1,000 marks, which 
they paid and delivered by the earl's letter close sealed with his seal to 



t'ALENUAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



^Vooj^tl>l.k. 



Membrane 3i — cont. 
Williiim df Hon, Ihoii keeper of his wiirdroKe, for the earl's use, and that 
lliiM have tlie miV^ letter of ae(|iiili:ii.e(' te.-tifying the receipt of the 
nioiiev, niul tliat ol the said wood there is felled to the value of 5(J6/. 13.y. 4</,, 
Hiiil t'liereof iliere lies within tiie said wood timber and firewood to the 
value of .iO/., and that tJie wood now prowinpr in the Avood is worth 120/., 
aud the .sniil wo.td was taken into the kinjj's hands together with the manor 
of ."swanesconiji 1.\ the carl's forfeiture, and that it is in the king's hands 
sulel}' for til is reason. -By C. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Ilic.he and with a sixth of the manor of Lnyton except the chief messuage 
of the manor, which have been taken into the king's hands by reason of 
the dcaih of Kolu rt de Kendaie, and to restore the issues thereof to 
Margaret, late the wife of the said Robert, upon her taking the fealty due to 
the king for the .said manor and sixth part, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the cschealor that Kobert and Margaret held jointly on the day of 
Robert's death the .said manor of Ilicche of i he grant of the late king to 
them and to the heirs male of the bodies of Robert and Margaret, and a 
sixth part of the manor of Luyton, except the chief messuage, of the 
feoffment of John Power, to them aud to Robert's heirs, and that the 
manor of Hieche is held of the king 'oy the service of J^ knight's fees, 
aud the sixth part of the manor of Luyton by the service of a sixth of a 
moiety of a knight's fee, and that Margaret continued her seisin of the .said 
manor and sixth part together with Robert until his death, and that 
Robert held no other lands of the king in his demesne as of fee on the 
day of his death by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to 
pertiiin to the king, but that he held divers lands of other lords by various 
services, aud that Edward his son is his next heir and is of full age. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Nicbol.as de Tony and Margaret his wife, 
late the wife of John son of Geoffrey de Burdeleys, the manor of Sculton, 
CO. Norfolk, which has been taken into the king's hands by reason of John's 
death, taking from Nicholas the fealty due to the king therefor, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the oschcator that John and Margaret 
acfjuired to them aud the heirs of their body from Geoffrey de Burdeleys, 
by the late king's licence, the said manor, which is held of the king by 
the service of being the king's lardener at his coronation, and that John 
and Margaret were seised thereof by virtue of this acquisition, and that 
they eonlinu(d their joint seisin thereof from 6 October, in the 14ih year 
of the late king's reign, until 30 July, in the 3rd year of the present king's 
reign, upon which day John died, and that the manor is worth yeai'ly in 
all issues lOO.'.., and that it was taken into the king's hands by reason of 
John's death, and for no other reason. 

April 23. To the jtistices in eyre in co. Northampton. Whereas Humphrey de 
Wtodbtock. Ras;-yngbourn demands berore the justices by the king's writ 30 acres of 
meadow in Fodringeye against John de Bretaigne, earl of Richmond, and 
the earl has alleged in pleading that he holds the meadow to him and the 
heirs of his body of the late king's gift, so that if he died without an heir 
of his body, the meadow should revert to the king, and he exhibited the 
late king's chatter testifying this, and that he ought not to answer without 
consulting the king, by reason whereof the justices have deferred proceeding 
in the suit, wherefore Humphrey has besought the king to provide a 
remedy: the king therefore orders the justices to proceed in the suit, aud 
to cause justice to be done to the patties, notwithstatiding the carl's 
allegation or the charter aforesaid, provided that they do not proceed to 
render judgment without consulting the king. By p.s. [3i73.] 



April 24. 

Woodstock. 



4 EDWARD Iir. 



27 



1330. 



April 23. 

Woodstock. 



April 2S. 
Woodstock. 



April 26. 
Bristol. 



Membrane 3-t — cont. 

To tlie treasuror and barons of the excliequer. Order to allow to John 
de Hvnkele 10/. in his accoinit at tlie fxche<|iier, if ihey ascertain that he 
paid thi.s ^um as slieiiff ol' cos. ^alup ami StafFord to Ro«rer de Mortiio Mali 
for Miciwwlma-s and Ea.ster terms Ijist, in execution of the kinji's onler to 
pav thit snni yearly to Roger, to whom the king lately gave the name of 
e8rl of March, and whom he a[. pointed eiirl of March, and girded with the 
sword as is the custom, and to whom he granted the aforesaid sum of yearly 
rent to be received under the name of earl of March. 

To the same. Onler to allow to John de Hvnkele 24/. 1 6s. Od. in his 
account ai the exchequer as sheriff of Stafford, if they titid that lie paid 
that sum to Roger de Swynuerton in execution of the king's oriler, which 
sum the king assigned to Roger from the issues of that county for money 
due to iiim from the king for his costs and expenses in tlie king's service [in 
going] from Marlebergh to Sarum and thence to Walingford. 

To Roger atte Assh, constable of Arundel castle. Order to pay to 
"William de Holyns, king's clerk, 18f/. daily for his wages from 14 March 
last, when the king appointed him jointly with Roger to receive by inden- 
ture from Nicholas de Longeford and John Payn the jewels and other 
goods and chattels in the aforesaid castle that tiie king caused to be seized 
into his hands, and to cause the same to be kept safely until otherwise 
ordered, and to cause that sum to be paid to William hencelorth for so long 
as he shall stay there concerning the said custody. By K. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Biistol. Order to cause the debts of Firmin 
de ^lousters, merchant of Amiens, to be released from arrest, and to 
permit him to levy them and make his profit tiiereof, as he has thewn 
the king that although peace has been confirmed between the king of 
France and his subjects and the king and his subjects concerning the 
disputes upon both sides, nevertheless the mayor and bailiffs have not 
cared to release from arrest certain debts due to Firmin in that town, 
arrested in the hands of the debtors by the mayor and bailitls by pretext 
of certain orders of the king directed to them to arrest the goods and 
wares of men and merchants of the laud of France, and they do not peimit 
him to levy the said debts, contrary to the form of the peace. 



Membrase 33. 

April 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 

"Woodstock. 8 July last, committed to Anthony de Lucy, by letters patent under the 
exchecjiier seal, his herbage in the woo.l and ward of Allerdale in the 
forest of Ingelwode, co. Cumberland, to hold at ferm from Easter preceding 
for seven years, rendering therefor to the exchequer 12/. yearly, and 
aftei-vvard.s, on 27 July, the king, accepting the commission, granted by 
other letters patent that Anthony should have anil hold the herbage afore- 
said from Easter aforesaid for seven years, rendering therefor 12/. yearly, 
according to the form of the said commission, and he is now giv«'u to 
understand that the commission and acceptance aforesaid were made to the 
damage of himself and cf the men of those parts; he therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to take full infurnnition concerning the premises of 
the justice of the Forest beyond Trent and others who have knowledge of 
the matter, and to cause to be done in this behalf what they shall deem 
ought to be done for the king's advantage. By K. & C. 

April 18. To the same, William de Langeleye, king's clerk, has shewn the king 

Woodstock, that whereas he, when he was clerk ol the late king's chamber, reciivcd 

and expended divers sums of the said king's money, and did other thin^i* 



C.V,LKN1)A11 OF CLOSK ROLLS. 



1330. 



April IS. 
Woodstock. 



April 12. 
\Voodstock. 



April 30. 
^Vooll6toc•k. 



Api-il 20, 
Woodstock. 



April 25. 
A\ oodstock. 



Membrane 153 — cont 
totirliin- tlu< sai.l kiufj's chambor, hy the view ami testimony of Thomas 
,lo V<v\\v\ Willi.im.lo Colhv, John de Thyiuloii, and Hobert dc Jlolwlcn, 
c.iitroll.TSof thr said dc-ik drpiitcd by tlu" said king for (his purpose, and 
that altlioufih he i.s prepared to render Ins aecount to the king lor the 
time aforehaid, the treasurer and barons have not taken care to audit his 
aeeount and to cause the rolls of the said 'Jliomas, AVilliam, .Jolin, and 
Kobert to come before them beeauso tlie said Thomas, Wdliam, Joini, and 
l{,.bert had ni)t eommissions from the late king for being controilats of the 
said William do Langeleve, wherefore the latter has besought the king to 
prt.vide a remedy : the king therefore order.-, the treasurer and barons to 
cause the .said Thomas, William de Colby, and .John and the executors of 
tlie will of the said Robert to come before them with their rolls of the time 
aforesjiid, and to audit William de Langcleye's account, and to cause to bo 
done furtlier [what ought to be dune] for the final settlemeut (discnssinnem) 
of that aecount, and to cause allowance to be made to him for what was 
enrolled by the said controllers, notwithstanding that the controllers had 
not sueh commissions. By K. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause as many hurdles, 
bridges, stables, and other implements to be provided and made as shall be 
nece'ssary for the twenty ships that the king has appointed John le Smale 
to choose and provide and bring to Portcsmuth, and as shall be necessary 
for the shipment {eskippamento) and stay therein of the horses that are to 
bo carried to the duchy [of Aquitaine], and to cause them to be carried to 
Portesmuih with all speed, so that they bo there on Monday before the 
A.'Jcension next, there to be delivered to Walter de Weston, the king's 
receiver, or to him who supplies his place there. By K. 

[/•o\'/t'rf/.] 

To the sheriff of Devon. Like order for the provision and making of 
hurdles, bridges, stables, and other implements for the twenty ships that 
the king has ordered to be taken to Plummuth. By K. 

[Ibid.'] 

To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to cause the victuals that 
the king lately ordered him to cause to be bought and purveyed and carried 
to Plummuth to be bought and purveyed, if they have not yet been pur- 
veyed, and to cause them to be carried to Portesmuth, so that they be there 
in the quinzaine of Holy Trinity next, there to be delivered to the receiver 
of the king's victuals, or to him who supplies his place there. By K. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause 600 quarters of wheat and 
500 quarters of oats to be bought and purveyed, and to cause them to be 
carried to Bristol with all speed, so that they be there on Monday before 
the Ascension next, there to be delivered by indenture to him whom the 
king shall depute to receive the victuals aforesaid, as it is necessary to 
provide divers sorts of victuals for the maintenance of John de Eltham, 
earl of Cornwall, and certain other magnates of the realm whom the king 
ha-s ordained to send shortly to the duchy [of Aquitaine]. The king orders 
the sheriff to cause as many ships as shall suffice for the carriage of the 
victuals to be chosen and provided in his bailiwick, and to cause them to 
come to Bri.stol in order to carry the victuals to Bordeaux. By K. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause the 1,000 quarters 
of wheat, 500 quarters of beans and pease, and 500 bacon-pigs that the 
king lately ordered him to cause to be bought and purveyed and carried 
to Plummuth, in order to be taken to the aforesaidduchy, to be bought and 
purveyed, if he have not yet done so, and to cause them to be carried to 
Bruggewauter, so that they be there on Monday before the Ascension next, 
there to be delivered by indenture to him whom the king shjill depute. The 



4 EDWARD in. 



29 



1330. 



May 8. 
Wooilstock. 

May 10. 
WoodstocK'. 



May 11. 

Woodtitcick. 



May 5. 
Woodstock. 



Mcmbraiie 33 — cont. 

king orders the slioriff to cause as many ships as shall suffice for the carriage 
of the victual.^ to be chosen aii<l provided in his bailiwick, and to caii.so 
them to come to Bruggewauter, in order to carry the victuals to Bonleimx. 

By K. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John son of Martin de Leveryngton, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order not to molest or aggrieve "William 
de Aumarle, knight, by reason of the king's order to take and iinpri.son 
William de Aumarl(», escpiire, and others who are charged with adhesion to 
Edmund, late earl of Kent, and to restore to William, the knight, his land.s, 
goods and chattels taken into the king's hands for this rea.^on, together 
with the issues thereof, as the king under.-5tiinds that the sheriff has taken 
William, the knight, and seized his lands, goods, and chattels into tho 
king's hands by colour of the said mandate by rea.son of the identity of 
name and surname (cognominis), as the king deems William, the kniglit, 
who has appeared before liim and his council, wholly innocent of the 
adhesions and assemblies of the said earl. By K. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. 
The sheriff of Southampton. 

To the collectors of the customs in the city of London. Order to 
pay to Master John de Florencia, king's clerk, or to Bernard de Pouches 
of Florence, his attorney,* 250 marks from the issues of the customs for the 
present year, as the king granted to John, for his good service to the king 
when the latter was in parts beyond sea, 500 marks sterling of yearly rent, 
to be received until the king should provide him with 500 marks 
yearly of rent, temporal things, or ecclesiastical benefice.s, and the king, on 
3 October last, granted that John should receive 250 marks from the 
custom in that city and the other 250 marks from the custom in the port of 
Southampton, until the king shall cause him to be provided with 500 marks 
yearly of rent, temporal possessions or ecclesiastical benefices. 

Tlie like to the collector of the customs in the port of Southampton. 

Memorandum, that the chancellor ordered that the money shall be pa'd 
to the said John or to Bernard de Pouches of Florence, his attorney in this 
behalf. 

To Simon de Bereford, cscheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the goods and chattels specified below, and to 
permit Arnald Garsie de Sancto Johannc to make his profit thereof, as 
the king — at Arnald's ])rosecution, suggesting that Edmund, late earl of 
Kent, had demised to him the manor of Pirivritb, co. Surrey, for a term 
not yet expired, and that Simon's sub-csehcator in that county took into 
the king's hands Arnald's own goods and chattels in the manor amongst 
the goods and chattels of the said carl's by virtue of the king's order to 
take into his hands all the lands, goods and chattels that belonged to the 
earl in that county by reason of his forfeiture, and Arnald has pmyed the 
king to cause the said goods and chattels to be delivered to him - ordered 
the escheator to make enquiry concerning the premises, and it is found by 
the inquisition thus taken that the earl had no other goods or cattle (avcria) 
in the manor on the day of its taking into the king's hands, and that the 
earl demi-'^ed the manor to Arnald for a term not yet expired, and that all 
the goods and cattle found in the manor on the day of the earl's capture 
were the goods of Arnald, to wit two horses for the cait, price 12.?., three 
plough-horses (ajf'ri), price 10*., one plough-beast (jumcnttim), price 3*., six 

* The attorncy'.s name has been added on nn erasure with the same ink as the 
' infraornudum ' below. 



so 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



VVMX 



M»y 12. 

'Woodstock. 



May 11. 

Wood^lOck. 



May 8. 
Woodstock. 



Mcinhrane 3.? — cont. 
oxen price .VI..., sixtoon cows, priro H inark-s ciffht bullocks (6pt'e«0 of the 
«,M. of two years, prico 20.^, 12 little bullocks (boviculi), price 20.., nine 
calves pric«."l2.v., u boar, price 2s. Gr/.. a sow with si.x little pi-s (porce/hs), 
price As, ci-ht little pi-s, price Hs., scvcuty-cight .sheep of each kuid, price 
l.W each, two quarlcr.s of rye in the barns by estimate, price 8*., and 
24 ncrc.s of 80wn rye, price 30*. By K. on the information of the steward. 

To Simon .lo Berefonl, cscheator this side Trent. Order to deliver lo 
Ilenrv. bi.hop of Lincoln, to whom the kin- has planted the custody of 
the l-itiils that b.-l.'ii-e.l to Rarth d..mcw de Badelesmere, tenant in chiet ot 
the late kin-, which are in ihe king's hands by reason of the mmority of 
Gile< M.n an.l heir of Barthclomeu-, to have until the heir come ot age, the 
manors „f La-hton. Cl.etliam and Rokyngfold, which are of the inheritance 
aforesaid, and" which Queen Isabella, who held them of the king's grant, 
has now rendered into the king's hands. By K. 

To the sheriff of D.'von. Order to deliver Nicholas Dauneye from 
prison, if he have been arrested by virtue of the king's order to the sheriff 
to t«ke him and others charged with adhesion to Edmund de Wodestok, 
late earl of Kent, and to restore to him his lands, goods and chattels, as he 
has found security before the king and his council to answer to the king 
at his pleasure concerning the adhesion. 

By K. on the information of John Mautravers. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Somerset. Cornwall. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to release John del Ille and Richard de 
Hulle, who are charged with adhesion to the said earl and are imprisoned 
for that reason, if Bartholomew d<- Bnrghersh mainpern before the sheriff 
to have them beCore the king in the octaves of the Holy Trinity next to 
answer to the king, and to cause their lands, goods and chattels to be 
restored to them by mainprise. By p.s. [3539.] 



Membrane 32. 

May 3. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to make summons and proclamations 

"Woodstock, for an eyre lo be held at Bedefordon Monday after Midsummer next before 
Hugh de Courteneye, John de Cantebrigg, Thomas de Louth, Peter de 
Middelton, John de Radenhale, and Thomas de Radeclyve and others. 

By K. & C. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to make summons and proclamations for 
an eyre to be held at Derby on Monday alter SS Peter and Paul next 
before William la Zousch of llaryngworth, William de Herle, Robert de 
Malberthorp, Robert de Thorp, Robert de Scorburgh, and Nicholas Fastolf 
and others. 

May 7. To Richard de Aldeburgh. Order to lay aside all other things, and to 

Woodstock, intend the execution of those things that pertain to the office of the king's 

Serjeant in the aforesaid eyre in co. Bedford, as the king wills that 

Richard shall be his Serjeant in that eyre. By K. & C. 

To William de Denum. Like order concerning the office of 
Serjeant in the aforesaid eyre in co. Derby. 

May 7- To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the rolls of the two 

"Woodstock, last eyres in co. Bedford and of the two last rolls in co. Derby to be 
searched, and to cause the rolls of the former county to be delivered to 
Hugh de Courteneye, one of the justices in eyre in that county, and the 
rolls of the other county to be delivered to William la Zousch of Haryng- 
worth, one of the justices in eyre in that county. By K. & C. 



king's 



•I EDWARD TIT. 



31 



3;^30. Menibranc 32 — cont. 

^liiy 7. To John de iStonore, chief justice of the Bench. Order to cause all 

"VVoodstock. ploas touchin;^ the men of co. Bedford penJin<» undecided before hitn to )/o 
adjourned iK'fore tlie iiforo'aid justices in evre in tliat county, as has been 
u^iial heretofore in the like case, and to cause proclamation to be made 
in the Bench aforesaid that the men of that county shall prosecute their 
records of tlie pleas aforesaid, if they think fit. I3y K. Sc C. 

To the same. Like order for the adjournment of all pleas touching the 
men of co. Derby before the aforesaid justices in eyre in that county. 

!May 7. To Peter de Ludyngton, keeper of the kinj^'s writs in the common Bench. 

Woodstock. Order to deliver to Adam de Stayn^jrave, kind's clerk, to whom the kin;; 
has committed the custody of the rolls and writs in the aforesaid eyre in 
CO. Bedford, by indenture, all writs touching the aforesaid pleas in that 
county. By K. & C. 

To the same. Like order for delivery to William de Scothowc, king's 
clerk, of writs concerning i)leas in co. Derby. 

May 13. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to John de 

■Wood.stoek. Hogham, king's clerk, the rolls and writs of the two last eyres of the 
justices for Forest pleas in co. Southampton, as the king has appointed 
John Mautravers, Robert de Aspale, William de Ponte Roberti, and Hugh 
de Hampslape justices in eyre for Forest pleas in that county, and has 
committed to the aforesaid John de Hegharn the custody of the rjlls and 
writs in the eyre. By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to John de Ilegham. By C. 

IVFav 8. To the sherilf of Southampton. Order to cause summonses to be made 

■Woodstock, for an eyre for Forest pleas for that county to be held before the aforesaid 

justices at Southampton, on Monday after the Translation of St. Thomas 

the Martyr next. By C. 

!May 13. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 

Westminster, delivered to the aforesaid justices all rolls of the arrentations in the forests 
in CO. Southampton by whomsoever madfi in the times of Edward I. and 
Edward IL, and to receive the rolls from them after the end of the eyre. 

May 6. To Matthew de Cranthorn, keeper of the king's silver mine in co. Devon. 

Woodstock. Order to pay to Adam de Withiford, king's clerk, to whom tlie king 
granted the office of controller of the said mine during pleasuio, Vld. a day 
for his wages for the time that he has been controller and for the time 
that Matthew has been keeper, and to pay to him that sum daily for so 
long as he shall be controller, as the king — at Adam's prosecution, suggest- 
ing that the contioUers of the mine were wont to receive \2d. a day for 
their wages, and praying the king to cause such wages to be p dd to him — 
ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to search the rolls of 
accounts of the keepers of the mine to whom such wages were allowed and 
other memoranda of the exchequer touching the premises, and to certify 
the king of what they found, and they have s'gnifii^d that \2d. were allowed 
to other controllers of the mine aforesaid in times past. 

^lay 3. To the bailiffs of Kyngcston-on-IIulI. Order not to permit W. arch- 

Wocdsiotk. birlioi) of York to use and enjoy any liberties that may be to (he 
prejudice of the right of the king's crown or of the men of that town, 
until otherwise oidered, as the king learns by a petition exhibited Ix'fore 
him and his council in parliament at Winchester by the bailiffs and other 
ministers of that town that the archbishop presumes to usurp anew divers 
lilxutics in that town upon die right of the king's crown, to the disinherit- 
ance of the king and of his crown, and to the prejuilice of the men of that 
town. By p..s. [3.') 13.] 



:v2 



CALEXDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 :v.\o. 

Mhv 4. 



'Sli^^■ G. 
Woodstock. 



May 1. 

Gloucester. 



Mtinhrnne .32 — cont. 
To tho kooper of tho i.^laml of (hieriioreye, or to l)iin who supplies liis 
plnro. AillKiu;,'h tlif kiiii:. bclicviiijr tliat the cliiipt'l of St. Miuy of the 
Mni-shcs ill tlial isl.Mu.l was voi.l mid portniucd to hi.s donation, granted it 
to hi.s cK'rk .lohii di- Ktlon, tind ordtMcd the said keeper to induct the said 
clerk into corporal posses.sion, nevertheless — as it now appears by the 
ket'iH-i's (•.riilieate sent into chancery that Robert de Iladdeie, chiiplain, 
was in.-tituteil to the chapel ai'oresa'id by the bishop of Coiitanccs, the 
diocesan of tho place, and that he h.-is long possessed and still possesses 
the chapel, ntid that he i.4 l)ound to make i)etsonal residence in the chapel 
and to celebrate divine service there daily for the soul of li. king of 
England, tlie king's progenitor, and for the souls of his heirs and successors — 
the king orders the keeper to jierinit Robert to hold the chapel without impedi- 
ment, siviiig the king's right when he may wish to speak concerning the same. 

The like to the keeper of the Island of Auregneie. or to him who 
supplies his place, for John Caretier, chaplain of the chapel of St. Arcadrus 
in tliat island, which was confeiTcd upon John de Rasyn. 

To Isubella de Vescy. Order to deliver to David de Strabolgy, earl of 
Atholc, son and heir of" Da\id de Slrabolgi, late earl of Athole, and of Joan, 
late his wile, one of the kinswomen and co-heiresses of Aymer de Valencia, 
late earl of Pembroke, all the lands that were assigned to David and Joan 
as her purparty of the earl of Pembroke's lands in the late king's chancery, 
which aie in the king's hands and in Isabella's custody by reason of the 
minority of David the .son, and the knights' fees, advowsons, and other 
appurtenances thereof, as the king has granted to David the son, Avho is of 
full age, as the king learns upon trustworthy testimony, the custody of the 
aforesaid lands, with the knights' fees, advow.sons, and other appurtenances, 
in aid of his maintenance during tie king's pleasure, or until the king shall 
cause his puri)arty of the said earl of Pembroke's lands to be assigned to 
hiin, without rendering anything to the king therefor. By K. & C. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to make due and speedy execution 
of the king's writ of judgment to deliver to Edmund son of l.-abella de 
Ilaggele, the king's yeoman, seisin of four messuages and a carucate of 
land in Stokerswell and Shenyndon, notwithstanding that they were taken 
into the king's hands by the forfeiture of John Pccche, as the king is given 
to understand that Edmund recovered his seisin of the said messuages and 
land by con.sideration of the king's court against John Pecche, Nicholas 
Pecche, and Robert son of Richard Richeman. By p.s. [3500.] 



May 8. 
Wodstock. 



Membrane 31. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to supersede 
until Michaelmas next the demand made upon William son and heir of 
"William Criketote, for his homage for the manors of Yekesworth and 
Ouseden, and not to intermeddle further with the said manors and the 
manor of Lovenhey, and to restore the issues thereof to William, as the 
king ordered the escheator to certify him of the cause for taking into his 
hands the aforesaid manors, which belonged to Joan, late the wife of 
William Criketote, and the escheator has returned that Joan held on the 
day of her death the said manor of Yekesworth in dower of the inheritance 
of William son and heir of the .said William, and that she held the manor 
of Ouseden in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief, and that the 
manor of Lovenhey is held of the earl of Oxford, and that the escheator 
took the manors into the king's hands because he had no knowledge whether 
or not William son of William had done homage to the king for tht manors 
of Yekesworth and Ouseden, which are thus held of him, and it is now 



4 EDWARD 111. 



33 



May 14. 
Woodstock. 



1330. Membrane 31— cout. 

shown to tlio king on William's behalf th;it ho did his homaj»e to the king 
in this helialf, and hereupon he vouched to warranty the rolls of chancery, 
and the kini; has given him respite for the homage aforesaid until Michael- 
mas, if it have not yet been made, because the said rolls are not at present 
in the king's hands. 

To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 
Whereas it was lately found by certain inquisitions concerning the lands 
that belonged to John Giffard of lirymcsfeld, tenant in chief of the late king, 
which were taken into his hands by reason of John's death, that John son of 
Fulk Lestrauuge and Eieanor his wifie, sister of the said John Giffard, and 
James son of Nicholas de Audele, the issue of Katherine de Audele, the other 
sister of John Gitfard, were tlie nearest heirs of John GiiFard,and it was also 
found by other inquisitions taken by the king's order tiiat Roger Bavent, 
Thom:us de Grymested, and Richard Dansy Avere the heirs of John GilFard 
by divers other degrees of consanguinity, and the king, by reason of the 
difficulties and contradictions {varietatvs) arising in the said matter, sent the 
aforesaid inquisitions before him, and subsequently, whilst the matter was 
pending undecided before him, upon its being found by other inquisitions 
taken at the prosecution of John de Cailwe, asserting that he was the next 
heir of the said John Giffard, that John de Cailwe is the next heir of 
John Giffard and is of full age, and upon John de Cailwe beseeching the 
king to cause the lands to be delivered to him as next heir, the king sent 
the inquisitions before him sub pede sigilli, ordering the said justices to 
examine the inquisitions, and to cause to be done for John de Cailwe what 
should seem fit to them; and the king is now given to understand on behalf 
of John de Cailwe that although it was found by a jury taken before the 
justices that John de Cailwe is the next heir of John Giffard, the justices 
defer proceeding to render judgment in the matter, wherefore he has 
besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore oiders the 
justices, if it be so, to proceed to render judgment in this matter with all 
speed, and, when judgment have been rendered, to send the record and 
process of the same with all things touching it, and all the inquisitions 
aforesaid before the king in chancery, so that he may cause to be done for 
John de Cailwe in the premises what he shall see fit. Byp.s. [3562.] 

May 1 3. To Richard de Denton. Order to deliver to John de Quynhowe 1 ,000 acres 

Woodstock, of land in Quynhowe, which are in Richard's custody by the king's com- 
mission during pleasure, as the king — at John's prosecution by petition 
before him and his council, suggesting that Simon de Quynhowe, his father, 
of whom he is the heir, was captured in the late king's war in Scotland, 
and demised to William le Blount the said land for his ransom for a term 
of eleven years, and that afterwards the land was taken into the late king's 
hands with William's lands because William adhered to Andrew de Ilertcla, 
the late king's euemy and traitor, and praying the king to cause justice to 
be done to him in this behalf — appointed Robert de Barton and John de 
Skelton to make in(iuisition in Richard's presence concerning the premises 
by the oath of men of co. Cumberland, and it is found by the inquisition 
that Simon w:is captured in the late king's service in the war of Scotlard, 
and that he demised the aforesaid Innd to William for eleven years for his 
ransom, the term beginning at Whitsuntide, in the llth year of the late 
king's reign, and that the land was aftei wards taken into the late king's 
hands because William adhered to the Paid Andrew, and that it is still in 
the kind's hands, and that the term expired at Whitsuntide last, and that 
William had no other estate in the land, and that neither Simon nor .lolin 
remitted or quit-claimed the land in the seisin of William at any time, 
or chanired their e.-talc therein in anv wav, and that the land is not hcM of 
the king, and that it is worth yearly in all issues 30*., and it iii)peais by 

9U-182. C 



11 



C'ALKNDAU OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



ia:?o. 



M«y IH. 

VoodMock. 



Mnv IS. 
\N'ood>tock. 



Mnv 18. 
Woodstock. 



May 16. 
Woodttock. 



May 20. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 
tlio prpoiid part of tlio indent mo bcwccn Simon and Willi.am under 
William's se^il cxliibitod iu chauci-ry that the demise was made in form 
nfoi-c.«5nid. 

To Simon do Bereford, esphoalor this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Bartholomew Aiihray and to Constance his wife, late the wife of Thomas 
de Jnrdvns of Exnynjj {De.riiynij'), tenant in chief, the lands that they hold 
ns her dow.r, which were taken into the kinpf's hands because she married 
Bartholomew without the kin-i's licence, and to restore to them the issues 
thereof, as the kin<j granted to Thomas Priour, his yeoman, the forfeiture 
pertainin<r to him For the said marriage, and Thomas has acknowledged in 
chanccry'^tliat Bartholomew and Constance have satisfied him for the 
mairiage aforesaid. 

To the trea.«urer and barons of the exchequer. Oraer to cause John de 
Roches, keepers of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and Aurneye, 
to have allowance in his account for the costs and expenses incurred by him 
by the kinir's order about the repair of the king's castles, houses, and mills 
in the said islands, and the carriage of victuals sent to the islands for the 
njunition of the castles, and for the pas-ages of John and his envoys to 
Engl.'uid and the islands upon the king's affairs, and for the wages paid by 
him to men-at-arms and footmen that he retained by the king's order in the 
said castles for the safe custody thereof. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with 18 acres of land and 5 acres of wood in the manor of 
"Wassingle, co. Huntingdon, by reason of the forfeiture of Edmund, lato 
earl of Kent, as the king — at the prosecution of Simon de Drayton, suggest- 
ing that he held the manor for life by demise from the prior of the Hospital 
of .St. John of Jerusalem in Enirland, and that the earl, asserting that the 
said 18 acres of land and 5 acres of wood ought to pertain to him by reason 
of the manor of Caldecote, in the same county, which (quos) the earl lately 
had cf the king's grant, had unjustly disseised Simon from the said land, 
and detained it from Simon until his forfeiture, and that the land and \\ood 
have come to the king by the earl's forfeiture, and praying the king to cause 
justice to be done to him — appointed William le Moigue and John Waldeshef 
to make inquisition concerning the premises, and it is found by their 
inquisition that the land and wood are of the appurtenances of the manor of 
Wassingle, which Simon thus holds of the prior's demise, and not of the 
appurtenances of the manor of Caldecote, and that the earl disseised and 
amoved Simon thence, and that the laud and wood are worth yearly 8*. 6d. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Nottingham. Order not to aggrieve the 
men of the township of Tireswelle in the eyre by reason of the goods and 
chattels of Hubert de Tireswell, which w^ere in their custody as forfeited to 
the late king by reason of Hubert's flight for the death of Stephen Maulovel 
of Rampton and William his brother, wherewith Hubert was charged, as 
the late king pardoned Hubert the suit of his peace for the said deaths, and 
afterwards granted to him his goods and chattels, which he ordered the 
township to deliver to him. 

To John Darcy, lord of Werk in Tyndale, or to him who supplies 
his place there. Whereas the king committed to Richard Talebot the 
custody of the lands that belonged to John Comyn of Badenagh, tenant in 
chief of the late king, and afterwards ordered the said keeper to cause dower 
to be assigned to Edmund, late earl of Kent, and to Margaret his wife, late 
the wife of the said John Comyn, of the lands whereof the latter was seised 
in his demesne as of fee in the liberty of Tyndale vn the day of his death, 
according to the extents thereof taken by the late king's order by Simon de 



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1330. Membrane 31 — cont. 

Grymesby, the late king's esclioator beyond Trent, the tenors whereof the 
king sent to him sub pede sigilli ; and the king, npon learning from Richard 
that the keeper's bailiff of the liberty atbresaid had proceeded to make the 
assignment without warning Richard, and had assigned and caused to be 
delivered to the earl and ^Margaret in his absence divers lamls beyond what 
was due to them of the said lands, ordered the keeper to resume into the 
king's hands all the lands thus assisned to the earl and Margaret, if he 
ascertained that the assignment had been made in Richard's absence, and to 
cause them to be delivered to Richard ; and the king: is now jjiven to 
understand on Richard's behalf that jUtliou£:h he entered the lands thus 
assigned in dower, and held them for some time according to the king's 
commission, nevertheless the keeper, pretending that the lands thus assigned 
ought to jTertain to him as forfeited by reason of the earl's forfeiture, has 
seised them into his hands, and has received the fealties of the tenants 
there, not permitting Ritdiard to intermeddle therewith in any way: the 
king orders the keeper not to intermeddle in any wise with tiie lands in 
question, and to permit Richard to hold them according to the king's com- 
mission, so that he m!>y answer to the king for the issues thereof, delivering 
to Richard any issues received therefrom. 

May 22. To Simon de Hereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Woodstock, meddle further with the tenements specified below, which he has taken into 
the king's hands by reason of the death of John le Rous, and to restore the 
issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John le Rous and Ela his wife held jointly on the day of John's death a 
messuage, a carucate of land, 2 acres of meadow, and 10 acres of wood ia 
Lye near Westbury, of the gift of John tie Lavynton, to them and to the 
lieirs of John le Rous, and a messuage, GO acres of land, and 3 acres of 
meadow in Benton of the gift of Andrew de Guystede, lo them and to the 
heirs of John le Rous, and that the tenements in Lye are held of Robert de 
Maners by the service of \d. yearly for all service, and that the tenements 
in Benton are held of the abbey of Romesy by the service of \^d. yearly. 

May 22. To Anthony de Lucy. Whereas — upon its being found by an inquisition 

Woodstock, taken by John de Crombewell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, that 
the prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle, and his predecessors were seised of the 
tenth penny arising from all extra-parochial agi.stments within the forest of 
Ingelwode in the times of all keepers of that forest, by the hands of the 
receivers of the issues of that forest, from the time of tlie foundation of the 
priory of the grant of Henry son of the empress {imperatorls), sometime 
king of England, until Henry le Scrop, late keeper of the forest aforesaid, 
hindered them and detained tlie said tenth penny from them, and upon 
its being also found by Henry's certificate sent into chancery that he detained 
the tentli penny from the prior because neither he nor any one in his name 
brought to Henry any warrant to receive it — the king ordered Anthony to 
pay to the prior the tenth penny of such agistments in the woodcf AUerdale, 
•which Anthony holds of the king's commission, if it be witliin the forest 
aforesaid and extra-parocliial, for the time that he has had the custody, as 
was usual before the detention aforesaid, and Anthony has signified to the 
king that the said woofl is placed without the forest by the perambulation 
lately made in the forest ; and the prior has given the king to understand 
that the wood at the time of the grant was within the forest and without 
the limits of any parish at the time of the grant aforesaid, and is still witiiout 
any parish, and that the prior and his predecessors were seised of the tenth 
penny from all agistments in that wood by virtue of the grant IVom tlm time 
of the grant, as well when the wood was placed outside the forest by the 
perambulation aforesaid as before the perambulation, until the time whea 

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1330. 



^fcmhrane 31 — cont. 
Aiiihony rereivod tho oustoily : the king thoioforc orders Anthony, if it be 
so. to pay to tho prior tho tenth penny from such agistments in the wood 
af«.rt\srti.l' for tlic time »hning which he has had the custody, and for so long 
as be sliuU have the custody. 



May 2G. 
Woodstock- 



May 20. 

WoodstiK'k. 



May 18. 
Woodstock. 



May 27. 

Woodstock. 



May 24. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 30. 

To Simon de Hereford, eschoator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Ela, Lite the wife of John le Rons, tenant in chief, upon 
her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to deliver William Brodhevede, 
imprisoned in Lancaster gaol for the death of Thomas Cntbiche of Hoghton, 
in bail to twelve mainpernors, who shall undertake to have him before the 
king's justices at the first assize in that county, as the king learns by the 
record of William de Denum and his fellows, justices to deliver Lancaster gaol, 
that "William slew the said Thomas in self-defence, so that he could not 
otherwise escape death, and not by felony or malice aforethought. 

To Robert de Hornclif, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to pay 
to Roger de Horsele 20 marks for Easter term last out of the issues of 
that ciistle, in accordance with the late king's grant of 20 November, in the 
12th year of his reign, to Roger of 40 marks yearly from the issues of that 
castle, until he should provide Roger with 40 marks of land yearly for life. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to pay to the mariners whom John 
le Smale, king's clerk — appointed by the king to provide and choose a 
certain number of ships for the passage of certain of the king's subjects to 
the duchy [of Aquitaine], and to choose mariners of the best and strongest 
that he can find for the rule and munition of the said ships, to wit for a 
double shipment, and to cause the ships to be taken to Portesmuth before 
13 June next — shall choose their wages, or at least a part of the same, 
before they leave their ports, out of the issues of the sheriff's bailiwick, as 
the said clerk shall direct on the king's behalf, making with the clerk an 
indenture of the sums of money thus paid. By K. & C. 

Tlie like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 

Sussex. Somerset and Dorset. 

Southampton. Devon. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the king's 
letters patent under his seal called ' coket ' in the possession of William, 
brother of Richard de la Pole, whereby the king is bound to William, and 
to certain other merchants whom he has satisfied for the king in 535 marks 
G*. 8</. lent by them to the king, to wit 13s. Ad. beyond the usual custom 
upon each sack of wool taken by them out of the realm, and to cause an 
assignment therefore to be made to Richard and William upon the issues of 
the customs in the port of Kyngeston-on-Hull, and, after the assignment 
have been made, to cause a tally thereof to be levied at the king's receipt, 
and to cause it to be delivered to the collectors of the customs aforesaid, 
receiving from William the said letters patent, as Richard and William have 
prayed the king to cause assignment to be made to them upon the said 
customs, in accordance with the king's grant that they should have all issues 
of the old and new customs in the said port until they should be satisfied 
for all debts due to them, both for the provisions made by Richard for the 
office of butler, and for the money lent by them to the king of the imprest 
of one mark upon each sack of wool taken out of the realm, and for the 



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1330. 



June 1. 
Woodstock. 



May 20. 

"Woodstock. 



June 3. 
Woodstock. 



June 3. 
Woodstock. 



1 June. 

Woodstock. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

money paid by them to divers merchants of the realm in the kinsf's name 
from such imprest made to the king by the said merchants whereof Richard 
and William have letters under the seal called ' coket.' 

To the bailiffs of Basyngstok. Order to pay to Thomas de Bynedon, 
burjiess of Southampton, 40/. from their ferm for Easter term last, as 
Thomas has shewn the king that he paid to Edmund, late earl of Kent, then 
lord of Basyngstok, before his forfeiture, 40/. by way of loan, and the earl 
made an assignment therefor upon the ferm of that town, and ordered the 
bailitfs to pay to Thomas that sum at Easter term last, and made to them his 
letters patent of acquittance, which remain in Thomas's possession, and 
Thomas has not yet secured payment of the said sum or of any part thereof, 
as he alleges, and the king learns from the testimony of Oliver de Ingham 
that Thomas lent this sum to the earl in form aforesaid, and that he has not 
yet had satisfaction tht-refor. By K. 

To the constable of Neth castle. Order to deliver to Queen Philippa the 
said castle and the issues thereof from 12 February last, as the king on 
that day assigned to her in dower, amongst other castles, manors, and lauds, 
the land of Glaumorgan and Morgannou in Wales and the marches of 
Wales, with eastle.s, towns, manors, and other appurtenances, and the said 
castle is in that land. Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, 
the assign of W. bishop of Norwich, executor of the will of Bartholomew 
de BadJesmere, the manors of Bolton, Swynton, and Goldethorp, if he 
ascertain that John de Belewe, lately deceased, held these manors on the 
day of his death of the heir of Payn Tybetot, tenant in chief of the late king, 
as of the manor of Benlele by knight service, and the body and marriage of 
John's heir, if he ascertain the marriage pertained to Bartholomew by 
reason of the late king's grant to him of the custody of the manor of Bentele 
during the minority of the heir of the said Payn, and if he ascertain that 
John held no lands of the king elsewhere, the said king having caused the 
manor of Bentele to be tiiken into his hands because Bartholomew was of 
the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster \_etc. as in order of April 20, 
page 21 above], as the bishop of Lincoln has shewn the king that John de 
Belewe held the aforesaid manors of Payn's heir as of the manor of Bentele 
by knight service, and that they were taken into the late king's hands by 
reason of John's death in name of wardship, and that they are still in the 
king's hands for this reason, and he has prayed the king to cause them to 
be delivered to him as Bartholomew's chattel to have until the heir come of 
age, and to cause the heir's body to be delivered to him to be married in 
form aforesaid. By K. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to release Henry Wygewode, who was 
charged with adhesion to Edmund, late earl of Kent, and to restore his 
land?, goods and chattels, if he have been arrested in execution of the king's 
late order, as Bartholomew de Burgherssh has maiiiperued before the king 
to have Henry's body before the king when the king will speak against 
him. 

To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to cause a water-mill to be 
conj-tructed anew in the manor of Stourton in a place where he shall see fit, 
and to cause the king's houses and the head of the fish pond in the manor to 
be repaired, expending up to 40/. by the view and testimony of Henry de 
Mortuo Mari, king's yeoman, the keeper of the manor and of the forest of 
Kynefare, or of him who supplies his place, as the king is given to under- 
stand that the mill was lately fallen down and levelled with the giound. 
The king has ordered the said keeper to deliver to the sheriff the necessary 
timber from the said forest. By p.s. [3G27.] 



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t1uiK> 3. 
V iKnUtOck. 



Juno 1 . 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 2. 
Woodstock. 



June 2. 
'W'ood>tock. 

Nov. 2. 
Woodstock. 



Metnbrane 30 — cont. 
To the slioriff of Wilts. OiukM- to supersede entirely the kin^j's order to 
exnct Nicholas Russel to outlawrv, which was it^sued because he was not 
found to romc hefon- the justices of the Bench to answer to Simon de 
IK rford, who lately iniphadcd him of this that he should render account of 
the time when he was Simon's receiver of his moneys, as Simon has asserted 
before the king that Nicholas has satisfied him for the said account. 

To the colU-etors of the customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay 
to William, count of Julers, or to his attorney in his behalf, 600/. from the 
iksues of the custom for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, any assign- 
ments made elsewhere upon the customs notwithsUmding, as the king, on 
3 Sepfend)er last, granted to the count that he should receive the aforesaid 
8um yearly, which the king had granted to him for his fee for his stay witli 
hini,from the issuesof the said customs until the king should otherwise ordain. 
Vacated, because on the Liberate Roll. 
To the collectors of the customs in the port of Lenne. Order to pay to 
Gerard de Botes 20/. for Easter and Michaelmas terms last from the issues 
of the customs, notwithstanding any assignment made to the contrary, as 
the king, on 3 October, in the 3rd year of his reign, granted to Gerard, for 
his good service to the king and to Queen Isabella in parts beyond sea and 
on this side the sea, 20/. yearly from the issues of the customs of that port.* 

By K. 
The like in favour of the following: 

William Douuort, chamberlain of the count of Hainault, for 10/. for 
liaster term, addressed to the collectors of customs in the port of 
Great Yarmouth. 
John de Berners, for 20/. for Easter and Michaelmas terms last, 
addressed to the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich.* 



' June 6. 

Woodstock. 

June G. 

Woodstock. 

June 3. 
W'oodstock. 



June 2. 
Woodstock. 

June 8. 
Woodstock. 



3IEMBRANE 29. 

To the sheriff of Devon Order to cause the houses and bridgea within 
Exeter castle, which are ruinous and broken down, to be repaired, expend- 
ing up to 10/. By K. 

To Peter de Veel, constable of Kaerfilly castle Order to deliver to 
William de Aune, late constable of that castle, all his goods and chattels in 
Peter's custody. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made by them upon Edmund Hakelut for an account or for the 
issues and profits of the manor of Upleden by reason of the late king's 
commission thereof to him under a certain form, and to cause him to be 
acquitted and discharged thereof, as the king learns ujion trustworthy 
testimony that Edmund did not receive any issues or profits from the manor 
by virtue of the said commission. By p.s. [3629.] 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Oliva, abbess of St. Le;:ier, Preaux, in Normandy, for her fealty for the lands 
that she holds of the king in England, as she has done her fealty. 

To the justices of the Bench. William son of Robert de Keynes has 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that he impleaded 
William de Ciynton, knight, before the justices concerning the manor of 
Somerford, and the latter asserted that he held the manor, which came to the 
late king's hands by the forfeiture of Hugh de Despenser, the elder, for the 

* This enrolment appears, from the words -written on erasures, to have been altered 
from aa earlier order (^dat^d 2 June ?), for payment of 10^. for Easter term. 



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June 13. 
Woodstock. 



June 13. 
'Woodstock. 



Jane 8. 
Woodstock. 



June 10. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

term of his life by the king's dmniso, so tliat the manor ou^ht to revert to 
the king after William's death, and hereupon he proffered the king's letters 
patent testifying tliis, by pretext whereof the justices have deferred proceed- 
ing further in the plea, and William de Keynes has therefore prayed the 
king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the justices, if it be 
so, to proceed in the plea aforesaid, and to cause justice to be done to the 
parties aforesaid, notwithstanding the aforesaid allegation or grant, provided 
that they do not proceed to render judgment without consulting the king. 
By pet. exhibited before the king's council at Wodestok. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
medtlle further with the lands of Margery de Foliot, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that she 
held at her death no lands in her demesne as of the fee of the king, by 
reason whereof the custody of her lands ought to pertain to the king, but 
that she held for life divers lauds of the inheritance of Margery, daughter 
of Richard Foliot, and of Margaret her sister, of divers other lords by 
various services, and that the said Margery, whom Hugh de Hastyng' has 
married, and the said Margaret, whom John de Camoys has married, are of 
full age. 

To John de Bolingbrok, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle with the lands of Margery de {sic) Foliot, retaining in the king's 
hands until otherwi:.e ordered the rent specified below, restoring the issues 
of the lands that are held of other lords than the king, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margery at her death held no 
lands of the king by iVason whereof the custody of her lands ought to per- 
tain to the king, but that she held for her life the manor of Norton and 
35*. od, of yearly rent in Brant^ngham of the inheritance of Margery 
daughter of Iliohurd Foliot end of Margaret her sister, and that the manor 
is held of Queen Philippa as of the honour of Pontefract by knight service, 
and that the rent is held of Thomas de Wake of Lidell, whose lands are in 
the king's hands, by knight service, and Margery, whom Hugh de Hastyng' 
married, and Margaret, whom John de Camoys married, are of full age. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to assiorn dower 
to Sibyl, late the wife of John de Veuuz, tenant in chief, upon her taking 
oath not to marry without the king's licence, in the presence of Edward de 
Sancto Johanne, to whom the king committed the custody of the said John's 
lauds until his heir come of age, in accordance with the king's order to this 
effect to William Trussel, the late escheator, who was amoved from office 
before he could execute the order. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justicea in eyre in co. Northampton. 
Order to adjourn all pleas begun before them in tlieir eyi'e that cannot bo 
determined before them by reason of the vouching of non-residents {vuraciones 
forinsecas) and difficulties, and also all parties pleading in those pleas, lefbre 
Robert de Ardern and others, the king's justices in eyre in co. Bedford, as 
the king is given to understand that the said pleas can be determined before 
Robert and his fellows. The king has ordered Adam de Stangravc, keeper 
of the rolls and writs of the eyre in co. Northampton, whom the king has 
now appointed keeper of the rolls and writs in co. lU-dfbrd, to have the 
original writs touching the said pleas in the saiue eyre in co. lk'di'or<l, and 
has ordered the said Robert and his fellows to hold the pleas thus to be 
adjourned before them. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order fo cause the rolls of th(> last 
two eyres ifi co. Derl)y in the treasury to be searched, if they have not yet 
been searched, and to deliver the rolls by indenture lo William de llerle. 



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mno. 



Jimo IS. 

%Voo<l!i|cK-k. 

June 1(>. 
Woodstock. 



Juno 20. 
Woodstock. 



Juno 19. 
Woodstock. 



June 18. 
Woodstock. 



June 18. 
Woodstock. 



June 1,"). 
Wood.'«tock. 



June 24. 

Woodstock. 



June 26. 
Gloucester. 



Mimbraue 20 — cont. 
whom tlio kinp lias appointod to mako oyre in pliice of William le Bolillcr 
of Wiinnio witli otlifr.< in that county, notwitlistanding the king's order to 
deliver the rolls to the said William h; Botiller. 

To tho justices next in cyrc in co. Derby. Order not to put Roger,bishop 
of Coventry and Lichfield, in default by reason of the common summons of 
the eyre, a.s the king warrants his absence. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver to Hugh de Burghton, priest, 
his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands upon 
his being charged before Henry de Cobbeham and John de I feld, justices 
appointed to deliver iVIaidenstan gaol, with the robbery of two horses from 
Matthew de Regge of Ludisdon and of one horse from Henry atte Plotte of 
Cobbeham, as he has purged his innocence before Simon, archl)ishop of 
Canterbury, the ordinary of the place, to whom he was delivered by the 
justices according to the privilege of the clergy. 

To John Mantra vers, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 
supfilies his place in the forest of "VVyndesore. Order to deliver Robert de 
Woburn, who is imprisoned in Wyndesore castle, for trespass of vert and 
venison in Wyndesore forest, to twelve mainpernors who shall undertake to 
Lave him before the ju.-tices next in eyre for forest pleas in co. Berks. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheat or this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of Walter le Bat, tenant in chief, upon 
her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

The king to all to whom, etc. Grant of 300/. yearly from the exchequer 
to Oto, lord of Kuyk, son of .rolin, late lord of Kuyk, until he be paid 
1,200/. in which Edward T. at his death was bound to John for his good 
service in war, as appears by the said king's letters patent in Oto's possession, 
as Oto has jjrayed the king to cause payment to be made to him for the sum. 

By p.s. [3669.] 
Vacated because on the Patent Roll [4 Edw. III. part 1, mem. 16]. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay the aforesaid sum 
yearly. 

[ Cancelled as above.'] 

To Richard de Grey. Order to restore to John Malherbe his lands in 
Barton, which the late king caused to be taken into his hands amongst 
other lands of aliens of the power of the king of France by reason of the 
war between him and the king of France, and which are in Richard's 
custody by the king's commission, together with the issues received there- 
from since the reformation of peace between the king and the king of 
France, by reason whereof the king has restored all the lands in his hands 
for this reason. 

The like to Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to provide at Derby houses necessary and 
useful for the session of the justices in eyre for common pleas in that county 
with all possible speed, and to cause the houses to be repaired where 
necessary by the view and testimony of two men of that town, and to cause 
barriers and all other needful things to be made anew. By K. & C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the rolls of the two 
last eyres in co. Bedford to be searched without delay, and to cause them to 
be delivered to Robert de Ardern, whom the king has appointed to make 
eyre in place of Hugh de Curteneye with others in that county, notwith- 
standing the king's order to deliver the rolls to Hugh. By K. 

For the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to deliver to Stephen Pavely of 
Ivotyngton, clerk of the diocese of York, his lands, goods and chattels, 



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1330. Membrane 29 — cont. 

, whicli were taken into the king's hands upon his indictment before Rjilph 
de Ingham and Peter Malure, the late king's justices to deliver York gaol, 
for the homicide of Richard Pavely, knight, as he has purged his innocence 
before VV. archbishop of York, to whom he was delivered by the justices in 
accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 



MSMBRANE 2S. 

June 5. To Simon de Bereford, cscheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Woodstock, meddle further with the manor of Herlyngdon, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king lately ordered the cscheator to certify him of the cause 
for taking it into the king's hands, and the escheator returned that he took 
it into the king's hands because John de Sancto Amando, lately deceased, 
entered the manor after the death of Reginald Ferret, who held it in chief 
of the late king, and occupied it in the name of wardship by reason of the 
minority of the heir of the said Reginald, a minor in the king's wardship, 
and the king — upon learning from John's executors that Reginald hold the 
manor of John by knight service, and not of the said king, and that John 
entered it after Reginald's death by reason of the heir's minority, and held 
it until his death as his chattel— ordered the escheator to make inquisition 
concerning the premises, and it is found by the inquisition that Reginald 
held the manor of John by knight service and not of the late king, and that 
John entered it after Reginald's death by reason of the minority of the heir 
aforesaid, and thus held it, and received and had the profits thereof until the 
day of his death. 

April 3. To Master Thomas de Garton. Order to pay to Queen Isabella the 5,000 

Woodstock, marks for Midsummer term last that the king lately received by Thomas's 

hands from David, king of Scotland, in accordance with the concord between 

the king and Robert, late king of Scotland, as the king has granted this sum 

to Queen Isabella. By K. 

June 8. To the sheriff of Y^ork. Order to pay to John de Nevyll 40/. from the 

Woodstock, issues of his bailiwick, as the king has granted this sum to him for his fee 

for this year, the king having retained him to stay with him under a certain 

form. By p.s. [3G48.] 

June 10. To John de Roches, keeper of the isles of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and 

Woodstock. Aurneye. Order to cause the wines, charcoal {cai-bones), wood (buscam), 

and all other victuals in the castles in those isles that amnot be preserved 

(salvari) for the king's use to be sold, and to cause others to be bought and 

purveyed in their places. 

To the same. Order to cause the fees and alms due from the kinjr and 
his progenitors of old time in those isles to be paid to those to whom they 
are due. 

June II. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cau.se a coroner for that county to bo 
Woodstock, elected in place of Roger le Wyldeware, whom the king has caused to be 
removed from office for insufficient qualification. 

By the testimony of John Mautravers. 

June 8. To the justices next in oyre in co. Bedford. Order not to put the abbot 

Woodstock, of St. Alban's in default for his absence on the (hiy of common summons of 

the eyre, as the king learns that the abbot is so infirm .-md weak that ho 

cannot come before them in any way, and the king warrants that day to 

him. 



4i 



C'ALKN'DAll OK CLOSE ROLLS. 



Jiiiit' 4. 



June 18. 
Woodstock. 



June 19. 
Woodstock. 



June 20. 
Woodstock. 

June 23. 
Gloucester. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 
To Sitnon d.- nert>fonl. oscluvilor tin's side Trent. Order to cnusB Joan de 
Suiln-liirch. tlio second (liiu<,Miti>r and heiress of l*eter de Suthchirch, 
tennnt in elii( f" of tlie late kiiisr, to have seisin of her purparty of her 
father's lands, -wliieh i)nri)arty he ordered the escheator to keep in liia 
hands wlien he ordered liini to divide tlie lands of the said Peter into two 
parts in Joan's presence and when he ordered him to cause Alice, daughter 
and t-o-heiress of I'eter, wife of John de Newenton, to have seisin of her 
purparty, takiii<; Joan's fealty, as Joan has proved her age before the 
esciieator, and lias prayed the king to cause her purparty to be delivered to 
her, and she is now so ill that she cannot come to the king to do homage for 
her purparty without great peril, and the king has granted her respite for 
her homage until Christmas next. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Fennewyk to be di.scharged of the 20/. in which they have amerced him 
because Michael de Presfen, whom he appointed his attorney to render his 
account at the exchequer of the time when he was sheriff of Northumber- 
land, did not appear, because he was in the king's service by special order 
on the morrow of the close of Easter last, as the king has pardoned John 
the said fine, not wishing that he should be a loser in any way by reason of 
Michael's absence. By p.s. [3668.] 

To Kichard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the pert of Southampton. Ralph le Cordewaner, William Giffard, and Henry 
Kabuel, merchants of Normandy and Paris, have shewn the king, for them- 
selves and their fellows, merchants of tliose places, that whereas they lately 
caused two ships to be laden at Bordeaux with wine, one of which was 
called ' La CeciW of Yarmouth and the other ' La Semt Johan ' of Clyve, 
whereof Adam de la Broke and Thomas Clement are masters, and the 
masters and mariners caused the ships to be taken to Southampton, the 
fehips were arrested there for the passage of certain of the king's subjects to 
the duchy [of AquitaineJ, and the wines therein were landed, and 2*. were 
exacted as custom from each tun, and they have prayed the king to cause 
the wine to be delivered to them without paying any custom and gauge 
{gaucfetto) to the king; the king therefore orders the butler to permit the 
merciiauts to take the said wine v/hither they will without paying any custom 
or gauge, and to restore to them anything that he may have exacted fiom 
them in the name of custom or gauge. By K. & C. 

']"o the mayor, bailiffs, and approved men of the town of Southampton, 
and to the col.ectors of the customs in that town. Like order concerning 
the said wines, to be taken away by the said merchants without paying any 
customs or charges (prestacionibvs). By K. & C. 

Patrick Charre of Norton near Malton, imprisoned at York for the death 
of Thomas Liby of Malton, has letters to bail him until the first assize. 

To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manors specified below, and to restore the issue s 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Amice, late the wife of John de Novo Mercato, held no lands at her death 
of the king in her demesne as of fee, but that she held on that day the 
manors of Wodhale in the park of Wilmersle and Thorpe in Balne as of 
the purchase of her and John, to them and to the heirs of their bodies, 
with remainder, in default of such heirs, to the right heirs of John, and 
that the manor of Le Wodhale is held of Queen Phili[,pa as of the honour 
of Pontefract by the service of a twentieth of a knight's fee, and that the 
manor of Thorp is held of Henry le Vavasour by certain services, and 
that John and Amice died without an heir of their bodies, and that Roger 
de Novo Mercato, brother of John, is John's next heir and is of full age. 



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43 



1330. 

June 23. 
■Uoodstock. 

Juno 24. 
Gloucester. 



June 26. 
Gloucester. 



June 20. 
Woodstock. 



June 25. 
Gloucester. 



June 26. 

Gloucester. 



JSIembrane 28 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Es.sex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Hao^bam, who does not dwell in the county, 
80 that he cannot attend to the duties of the office. 

To the s^heriff of Norfolk and vSuffolk. Order to deliver to TVilliam de 
Claydou, kni<i;ht, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the 
kinjj's bands by reason of his indictment for adhering to Edmund, late earl 
of Kent, the king's enemy, before John de Loudham, Thomas de Hind- 
ringham, and Robert Houel, whom the king appointed to enquire the 
names of those who adhered to the earl and to t;ike and imprison them, as 
William has rendered himself to prison in co. Essex prepared to stand 
to right concerning the premises at the king's will, and he has found 
mainpernors before the king in chancery to answer for bis lands, goods and 
chattels, to wit John de Insula, knight, of co. Northampton, John de 
Liston, knight, Henry Gernet, Robert son of William de Roukeswell, 
William le Youge of Wenyngtou, and Richard de Norton of co. Essex. 

By K. & C. 

To the justices in eyre for Forest pleas in co. Southampton. Order not 
to put the abbot of Gloucester in default for his absence on the fir.«t day of 
the summons of that eyre, as he is so ill that he cannot come before the 
justices, and the king warrants to him this day. By p.s. [3097.] 

To Ihe justices in eyre in co. Bedford. Order not to put Henry le Scrop 
in default for not being present at the common summons of the eyre, as he 
is intending the holding of pleas before the king in co. Oxford, and the 
king warrants to him his absence. By K. 

To the same. Order not to put Henry, bishop of Lincoln, in default by 
reason of the common summons of the eyre, as the king warrants to him 
his absence. By K. 

The like in favour of the following : 

Nicholas de Falle, prebendary of the minor prebend of Bedeford in 
St. Mary's church, Lincoln. By K. 

Henry de Hambury. 
Edmund de Flete. 

To William de Herle and his fellows, justices in eyre in co. Nottingham. 
Order to adjourn all pleas begun befoie them in co. Nottingham that 
cannot be determined before them by reason of the vouchinjr of non- 
residents {vocaciones forinsccas) and difHculties, and also the parties plead- 
ing the same pleas before the said justices in the eyre in co. Derby, and to 
hold the said pleas before them in that eyre, as the king is given to 
understand that the said pleas can be determined in the eyre in co. Derby, 
the king having appointed William la Zousche of Haryngworth and the 
said William and others to make eyre in co. Deiby, and having afterwards 
substituted William le Botiller of Wemme in place of William la Zousch, 
and having subsequently substituted the said William de Herle in place of 
William le Botiller. By K. & C. 

William son of Ralph dil Hill of Edenstowe, imprisoned at Notinpham 
for trespass of venison in Shirwod forest, has letters to John de Crunibwell, 
keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, to bail him until the coming of the 
justices for pleas of the Forest in co. Nottingham. 



July 8. 
Woodstock. 

July 7. 
Wooditock. 



Membrane 27. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
the Hay of Hereford to be elected in place of Thomas Petit, deceased. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the following messuage in Fawy, and to restore the 



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« 

I o.^rv Membrane 27 — cont. 

i^mios thoroof, ns flic king— at tlie prosecution of the prior of Tywardrey, 
sup'^estin}; that he iiciiuired a nie;^sua<,'e in Fawy from William de Fawy 
lon-^ hflo7v tli.> piil.licalion of (lio statute of mortmain, and that the 
cschciitor iiail takou it into the king's hands, pretending that the prior had 
nc(iuiP.«d it from WilUam after the publication of the statute without royal 
lit.,.„P,._ordcred the oschealor to make inquisition concerning the premises, 
and it is found thereby that a former prior of that place acquired from the 
said William, long before the publication of the statute, to wit iu 
1 Henry 111., a vacjuit plot in the town of Fawy, whereon he built the 
afon^said messuage, which is worth yearly in all issues 7*., and that the 
prior is lord of all the said town, and that he and his predecessors from 
the time of the foundation of their house of Tywardrey have had and held 
the lordship of that town, and that the messuage was taken into the king's 
hands because the escheator was given to understand that the present prior 
acquired it after the publication of the statute, and for no other reason. 

July 10. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of 

Osney. Whatacre, Chattegrave, and Hautboys, and to restore the issues thereof to 
l^latilda, late the wife of Robert Baynard, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Robert and Matilda held jointly on the day of 
Robert's death the manors of Whatacre and Chattegrave by fine levied in 
the late king's court, and the manor of Hautboys, to them and to Robert's 
heirs, and that the manors of Whatacre and Chattegrave are held of the 
heir of Robert fitz Wauter, a minor in the king's wardship, as of the manor 
of Hamenhal, which manor Joan, late the wife of Robert fitz Wauter, holds 
in dower of the said heir's inheritance by knight service, and that the 
manor of Hautboys is held of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, as of his 
manor of Castelacre by knight service. 

Julv 10. To John Moriz, escheator in Ireland. Order not to distrain Rerich son of 

0>ncy. Rerich for homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the king in chief 

in Ireland, as the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [3715.] 

July 12. To the sherifp of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that coimty to 

Osney. be elected in place of John Henry of Stowe St. Mary, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

Julv 10. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Osney. be elected in place of Robert le (sic) Exele, who is insufficiently qualified. 

July 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 

Obney. de Hedersete to be released from the Flete prison, wherein he is detained 
for the arrears of his account rendered at the late king's exchequer for the 
time when he was one of the collectors of the issues of the great custom 
in the city of London, and to restore to him his lands, goods and chattels, 
upon his finding mainprise to have him before the treasurer and barons in 
the exchequer at Easter next, as the king wishes to shew him favour at the 
request of certain magnates of his council. By p.s. [3731.] 

July 13. To John de Roches, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye, Jerseye, Serk, 

Woodbtock. and Aureneye. Order to cause the king's castles and mills to be repaired 
out of the goods and chattels that belonged to Oto de Grandisono, late 
keeper of the islands, and out of the issues of the islands, by the view and 
testimony of men of the islands, as the king understands that there are 
many defects in the castles and mills, and that unless they be speedily- 
repaired, it may be to the king's greater damage hereafter, and he considers 
that these defects happened in the time of Oto, in default of him and his 
bailiffs there, wherefore they ought of right to be repaired out of his goods 
and the issues of the islands pertaining to him and his executors. By K. & C. 



4 EDWARD III. 15 



2330. Membrane 27 — cont. 

.July 15. To the same. Order to ret.ain the fin;lity men specified below, or others 

Woodstock, in their phices, for the <:jarrison of the custles named below, tof^ether with 
the six men-at-arms with him for a time that shall seem fit according to his 
discretion, and lo pay to them their wages for the time that he has had the 
custody of the islands, and to pay them the same hereafter, as the king has 
received John's letters, containing that from the time when he went to 
those islands for the custody thereof by the king's commission, he retained 
with him six men-at-arms in aid of the safe-keeping of the islands, and 
that he still retains them, and that he found in Castle Cornet fifty men, and 
in Castle Gorri in the island of Jereseye thirty men, who were placed in 
garrison of the said castles by Gerard de Orum, supplying the place of Oto 
de Grandisouo, then keeper of the islands, whereof each of them, except 
the constable, ought to receive 2d. a day for their wages, and that he has 
retained the said eighty men until now at the king's wages for the garrison 
of the castles, paying some of them their wages and not paying others, 
and he has besought the king to signify to him his will concerning the 
retention of the men for the future, and the king confides in his circum- 
spection and considers that he, staying in those parts, may have greater 
knowledge of those things that pertain to the salvation of those parts than 
those who are ignorant of the estate of those parts, and orders John to 
take advice concerning the premises. By K. & C. 

To the same, or to those who hold bis place in the islands of Gernereye 
and Jereseye. Order to deliver to John de la Marche the custody of the 
gate of Gerneseye castle and the office of the shrievalty in the island of 
Jerseye, taking from him security to answer to the king for what pertains 
to him for the escape of John le Marchaunt, as the king — at the prosecution 
of the said John de la Marche, to whom the late king granted the custody 
and office aforesaid for life, suggesting that he was imprisoned because it 
was said that he was assenting to and aiding the escape of John le Marchaunt 
from the prison of that castle, wherein he was detained under John de la 
Marche's custody for a felony whereof he was convicted, and the aforesaid 
custody and office were taken into the king's hands by the aforesaid keeper 
for this reason, and that John de la Marche was afterwards delivered from 
the prison by consideration of the king's court of Gernesey, and John de la 
Marche has prayed the king to cause the custody and office aforesaid to be 
delivered to him — ordered the keeper to take full information concerning 
the premises, and to certify him concerning them, and it is found by his 
ccrtificjite that John de la Marche did not assent or aid the escape afore- 
said, and that he was acquitted thereof by consideration of the king's court, 
and that the aforesaid custody and office were taken into the king's hands for 
this reason, and are still in the king's hands. 

July 18. To Henry de Percy. Whereas Joan, late the wife of Robert le fitz 

Woodstock. Wauter, tenant in chief, demanded before the justices of the Bench against 
John de Wautou, knight, a third of the manor of Wymbissh, and against 
William de Skelton and Constance his wife a third of two messuages and 
200 acres of marsh in Burnham, co. Essex, as her dower, and the said 
John, William, and Constance, who hold the manor and lands for life of 
the grant of the aforesaid Robert, vouched to warranty John son and heir 
of Robert, a minor in Henry's custody by the king's commission, because 
Robert bound his heirs to warranty ; and afterwards — because it was con- 
sidered by judgment of the said court that John de Wauton shall hold in 
peace the third part of the aforesaid manor, and William and Constance the 
third of the said messuages and marsh thus demanded against them, and 
that Joan shall have the vahic from the heir's land in Henry's custody 
for a certain ferm to be rendered to the exchequer, as appears by the 
^ record and j)roccss of the suit aforesaid, which tlje king caused to come 



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CALENDAR OF ("LOSK ROLLS. 



1330. 



July 13. 
Woodstock. 



Jnly 18. 
Woodstock. 



July 11. 
Osney. 



July 12. 

Osney. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 
l>oforo him in chnncorv, nt Joan's prosocntion, bespeching him to causp lands 
of liio heir to bi' dclivoro.l to her to the aforesaid value— the king, wishing 
to he cortilied eoneerning the value of the manor, messuages and marsh, 
ordennl tiio shrrifT of thnt county to cause them to be extended in Henry's 
presence, and it is found by tho extents that they are worth yearly 
47/. \.<t. 4)^(f. in all is.-^ues ; the king, wishing to put the judgment into 
execution. "htis assiirned to Joan of the heir's land the manor of Shenefeld, 
in tlic {.aid countv,'as of the value of 14/., and 33*. 9d. of yearly rent from 
certain tenants in' the manor of Dunmawe, in the same county, for her dower 
of the aforesaid manor, messuages and marsh : he therefore orders Henry 
to deliver to Joan the minor of Shenefeld and the rent aforesaid, for which 
the king will cause him to have recompence elsewhere. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Stephen 
de Abyndon to have allowance in his account of the time when he was the 
late king's butler for what they shall find to be due to him of the 110/. 
tiiat the late king, on 1 July, in the 11th year of his reign, received from 
Stvpheu as a loan by the hands of his treasurer and chamberlains, which 
sum the late king promised to pay to Stephen before Michaelmas following, 
as contained in his letters patent under the exchequer seal in Stephen's 
possession, and Stephen has besought the king to cause the 60/. still unpaid 
to he paid to him or allowed to him as above, he having received 50/. from 
the late king's exchequer. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands of the abbot of Aumale, which he has taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the late voidance of the abbey, and to 
restore the issues thereof, as it appears by the rolls of the late king's chancery 
that the late king or any of his progenitors did not receive any issues or 
profits from the lauds of the abbey by reason of its voidance in times past. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Bernard son of Bernard de Brus tw^o 
parts of the manor of Exfon, co. Rutland, which he has taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Bernard de Brus, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Bernard de Brus held at his 
death the said two parts for his life of the grant of Robert de Brus, clerk, 
by fine levied in the late king's court, and that they ought to remain after 
his death to Bernard son of Bernard de Brus and to Matilda his wife, and 
to the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor is held of the king in chief 
as of the honour of Huntingdon by the service of the twelfth of a knight's 
fee, and the king has taken Bernard's homage for the aforesaid two parts, 
and has rendered them to him. By p.s. 

To the fame. Order to deliver to Agnes, late the wife of Bernard de 
Brus, the manor of Conyton and the advowson of the church of that manor, 
and the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Bernard and Agnes on the day of Bernard's death held the 
manor and advowson jointly for their lives, and that the manor and 
advowson are held of the king in chief by the service of a third of a fourth, 
of a knight's fee, and the king has taken Agnes' s fealty therefor. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allo^vance 
to be made to John de Roches, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye, Jereseye, 
Serk, and Aureneye, for the wages paid by hira, in execution of the king's 
order [as on preceding page'], to the men retained for the garrison 
of the castles of Cornet and Gorrik and in his company, John having 
retained from the time of his appointment until Michaelmas following six 
meu-at arms and two constables, with two yeomen and eighty footmen, and 
from the said feast until Michaelmas following the said men-at-arms. 



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47 



2330. Membrane 27 — cont. 

constables, and yeomen, and forty footmen, and havingr paid tliem their 
wages, as appears by letters under the king's seal of that bailiwick and tho 
seals of approved and lawful men of those islands sworn concerning the 
premises, which John has in his possession. 

July 23. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Neugate gaol to be repaired 

Woodstock, by the view and testimony of Robert de Notingham and William de Cossale, 

or of either of them, as the king is given to understand that the gaol is so 

weak and so threatened with ruin that the prisoners cannot be kept therein 

safely unless it be speedily repaired. 

July 23. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to take into the 

Woodstock, king's hands the 4s. of yearly rent in Foxcote specified below, and to deliver 
it to Master Pancius de Controne, the king's clerk and physician, together 
with the issues thereof from 23 September last, upon which day the king 
granted to him the manor of Guytyng', together with all lands and rents 
that belonged to Hugh le Despenser, the younger, in the hamlets of Foxcote 
and Aureford, as the king — upon being given to understand that Hugh was 
seised of certain lands in Weston Brut and Foxcote on the day of his 
forfeiture, which ought to pertain to the king as forfeited, and which had 
not yet been tjiken into his hands — ordered the escheator to make inquisi- 
tion concerning the premises, and it is found thereby that Hugh was sei.sed 
in his demesne as of fee on the day of his forfeiture of 4*. of yearly rent in 
Foxcote to be received from John Crossom of Foxcote, 



Membrane 26. 

July 8. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Woodstock, be elected in place of John de la More, who, the king learns, does not dwell 
continuously in the same county, so that he cannot attend to the duties of 
the office. 

July 7. To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 

Woodstock, in the port of Southampton. John le Bronen, John Ryvolent, Reginald del 
Chastel, and John de Marcaignevill, merchants of Picardy and Poitou,have 
shewn the king, for themselves and their fellows, merchants of those places, 
that they lately caused two ships to be laden with wines at Marraunt, whereof 
one was called ' La Kateline' of London and the other ' La Garland' of 
Yarmouth, of which ships William Courtois and Richard Bertholomeu are 
nmsters, and the masters and mariners of the ship.s caused them to be taken 
to Southampton, and the ships were there an-ested by the kin^jt's ministers 
for the passage of certain of his subjects to the duchy [of Aquitaine], and a 
certain part of the wines in the ships was landed, and 2s. are exacted by 
the butler from each tun as custom, and they have prayed the king to cause 
the wine to be delivered to them without paying any custom or gauge 
{gaugcto) thereon : the king therefore orders the butler to permit the 
merchants to take the said wines whither they will without paying any 
custom or gauge to the king, and to restore to them without delay aught 
that he may have exacted from them in the name of custom or gauge, 

ByK, 

To the mayor, bailiffs, and approved men of the town of Southampton, 
and to the collectors of the customs there. Like order to permit the said 
merchants to take the wine whither they wish without paying any customs 
or charges thereon. By K. 

Julv 15. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cnwso. the 

Woodstock, following of the lands of Robert son of John de Thorp, tenant in chief, to 



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1 'i*^/) Mcmhrane 26 — cont. 

W ilolivi'ml to Boiitric»>, l;itc llu' wilV of llio said Eobert, to whom tlie king 
hn.". ils^i^Mu•^l tlit'in in dower: the manor of Little Massingham, co. Norfolk, 
of the vcarlv value of 10/. Gv. 4.^^/. ; a moiety of the manor of Northcrcyk, 
ill the same 'county, of the yearly value of lOO.v. OJ. ; a third of the lands in 
\\ix'nyii';liam, in the same county, which third is of the yearly value of 
4Sfe. 5^^/. ; a third of the lands in \Vone\vclIc, in the same county, which 
thinl is of the yearly value of lO.v. ^\(1. ; a third of the hinds in Tyveteshale, 
in the same county, which third is of the yearly value of 11*. 1\d. ; a third of 
the lands in Conj^jham, in the same county, which third is of the yearly 
value of 20\<{.\ a third of the lands in Ilorham and Fresingfeld, co. Suffolk, 
which third" is of the yearly value of 235. 'S\d.; a third of a moiety of the 
manor of Comhes, in the same county, which third is of the yearly value of 
'lis. Wd. ; and A6s. Q\d. of yearly rent from certain tenants of the manor 
of Asshewellesthorp, co. Norfolk ; and 6/. 10s. 2\d. of rent from certaia 
tenants of the manor of Fundenhale, in the same county. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Beatrice the following of her 
husband's knights' fees, which the king has assigned to her in dower : a 
knight's fee in Freyngg', co. Norfolk, which John Wassant holds, of the 
yearly value of OGs. ^d. ; a fee in Carleton and Quarles, in the same county, 
which Edmund de Baconesthorp holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; a fee 
in Di'pedale, in the same county, which Thomas Bacoun hold.-^, of the yearly 
value of 100s. ; a fee in Nelond and Creek, in the same county, which the 
ahbot of Creek and Richard de Belhous hold, of the yearly value of 10 
marks ; a fee in Melles, co. Suffolk, which John do Norwico holds, of the 
yearly value of 10/. ; a fee in Wyiiston and Crostfeld, in the same county, 
which Ralph de Bockyng' holds, of the yearly value of 50s. ; a moiety of a 
fee in Charsfeld, in the same county, which moiety Robert Weylond holds, 
of the yearly value of 40s. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Beatrice the following of her 
late husband's advowsons of churches, which the king has assigned to her in 
dower : the advowson of the church of Little Massingham, co. Norfolk, of 
the yearly value of 10/. 3s. id. ; the advowson of the church of Asshewelle- 
thorp,.in the same county, of the yearly value of G/. ; the advowson of the 
chapel of Asshewell, in the same county, of the yearly value of 40s. 

July 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to search the rolls 

Woodstock, and memoranda of the exchequer concerning the payment of the 10,000 
marks that J. bishop of Ely and H. bishop of Lincoln acknowledged in 
chancery, on the king's behalf, that they owed to Robert de Monte Alto, 
and to cause allowance to be made to Robert's executors for what they shall 
find to be still due of this sum in the 586/. Is. Id. due from him at his death 
to the king, and to cause the executors to have respite until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next for the remainder of the sum due from them, as they have 
shewn the king that he was indebted to Robert in 396 marks of the" afore- 
said 10,000 marks, which latter sum was acknowledged to Robert for 
the reversion that he made to the king of his lands, and that he was 
indebted to the king in 586/. Is. Id', as above, and they have prayed the 
king to cause the 39G marks to be allowed to them in die aforesaid sum, and 
to grant to them respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for the 
remainder. By K. & C. 

July 17. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king 

Wood.Mock. learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Baldwin son of Gilbert, 
who was the founder of the abbey of Brunne, granted by his charter to the 
abbot and canons of that place a tithe of the money of his mills and rents 
of Brunna and Mortuna and of both sokes, and that Hugh Wake granted 
by hii5 charter to the abbot and canons 13 sextaries of wine for the service 
of the sajraraent of the altar of the church of Brunne, to be received yearly 



I EDWAUU III. 49 



1330. Membrane 20 — cotit. 

in the manor of Brunnc, iuid tli.it l^alilwin Wnku gnrnted by bis cbarter 
to tlio abbot and canons 6 soxtaries of wino, three to be received ou 
St. Poter'rf day and tUreo on the uiorrow of that feast, yciuly from the 
said manor, and that the abbot and his predecessors were wont to 
receive yearly from the time of tlie grants for the said tithe 10*., 
and for the 13 se.xtaries of wine 13*. and for the sexlaries oE wine Gs., 
and that Hugh Wake, son of Baldwin Wake, granted to the abbot and 
convent in frankalmoin by his charter 4 marks yearly from his mill 
in Briinne, and that Baldwin Wake, son of Hugh Wake, granted to 
them by his charter two back-loads (fassos dorsales) of the great 
branches of his wood in Biunne, to be taken yearly without the view of him 
or his heirs or of their bailif^■^^, and that the abbot and canons ought to have 
their own or demesne swine yearly in the time of pannage free and quit in 
theirwoodof Brunue,and ought to have a suitable way for a waggon (carrnni) 
and cart to cai ly their wood and their other necessaries as often as need be, 
and that the [)resent abbot and bis predecessors have received the .said tithe, 
wine or its pi ice, 4 marks and loads from the time of the gift", and have had 
the said swine in the wood of Brunne in time of jiannage free and quit, and 
have also had tlie aforesaid way, as well when the manor (which is now 
in the king's hands witli the mills and wood aforesaid) was in tbe hands of 
the king's progenitors as when it was in the hands of the lords thereof, and 
that the manor, mill, wood, and other lands whence the abbot ought to 
receive tlie pre;aises are held of the king in chief, excepting the said lands 
in Mortuna, which gifts the king has coniirmed by his charter; the king 
therefore orders the escheator to cause the tenth and wine aforesaid or the 
stiid money and the 4 marks and loads, and the arrears thereof from the 
time of the taking of the manor, mills, and wood into the king's hands, if 
there be any, to be paid to the abl)ot out of the issues of the manor, mills, 
rents, and wood, and to permit the abbot to have his own or demesne swine 
in the wood as above, and to have a way as aforesaid, according to the said 
grants and as has been usual heretofore. 

July 10. To the same. Order to assign to Oliva, late the wife of John Suard, 

Osmy. tenant in chief of the late king, dower of her husband's lands in the presence 

of Henry, earl of Lancaster, to whom the king has committed the custody 

of the lands aforesaid, or of his attorney, if he wish to be present, as she has 

taken oath before the king not to marry without his licence. 

July 12. To Richard de Wylugliby and Simon de Hederset, justices to take assizes 

Usuey. in co. Cambridge. Order not to proceed to the taking of any assize concern- 
ing the manor of John de A.spale of Oxcroft in Balsham and Wrottyng', in 
that county, whilst it is in the king's hands, without consulting the king, 
as (he king is given to nnder.stand that Ranulph Wylot of Gretyugham and 
Amice his wife and Geoffrey son of llemy le Clerk of Mundeford and Alice 
his wife arramed an assize of novel disseisin before the said Simon and 
Robert Baynard, the king's late justices to take assizes in that county, against 
the said John and others named in the original writ concerning the said 
manor, and that tlie assize now remains to be taken before Richard and 
Simon, and that they intend proceeding to the taking of the jissize. 

July 18. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

AVooditock. meddle further with a messuage and a moiety of a ferling of hind in Braile- 
hani, and to n store the issues thereof, as King John by his charier, which 
the king has inspected, granted in frankalmoin to God and the church of 
St. Niciiola.'S, Exeier, and to the prior and monks thereof, in dower of tl.e 
church, t'.ie land of Bradciiam, wlience oO-v. yearly were previously wont, to 
be rendered to the .said king, and the king — at the j)rosecution of the prior, 
learning that the escheator had taken the messuage and moiety of a ferling 
90182. D 



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2Qj^() Membrane 20 — eont. 

info tlio kind's hnr.ds, prcfciidiii^' tlmt tlio prior liad acquired tliem in fee 
artcr tlu^ puliliojition of the stiitute of inortnmin without royal licence, 
jiltlioiijjh tiip prior and his predecessors have always hitherto held them 
from till" time of the said firnnt as i)arccl of the aforesaid land — ordered the 
escheator to make iiuiuisitioii concerning the premises, and it is found 
tlnMibv that the messuage and moiety are and have been from the time of 
tlie grant parcels of the ?aid land, and that Robert, sometime prior of that 
jilace. demised the messuage and moiety to one Ralph Tubbe to hold during 
pleasure, and that the present ])rior took the messuage and moiety into his 
hantis after l?alph's death, and that the messuage and moiety were taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the pretended trespass, and for no other 
cause. 
July 20. To the justices of the Bench. The prior of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, 

Vo«idstiH-k. has sliewn the king that whereas he impleaded John de Haudlo before the 
justices corcerniug the manor of Pidington, and the said John in pleading 
before them alleged that he held the manor by demise from Hugh le 
Despenser, the elder, and that the manor ought to pertain to the king after 
John's death by reason of Hugh's forfeiture, by pretext wliereof the 
justices have hitherto deferred proceeding in the plea, wherefore the prior 
has besoi'ght the king to cause a remedy to be provided : the king therefore 
orders the justices, if it be so, to proceed in the plea and to cause justice to 
le done to the parties, notwithstanding the said allegation, provided that 
they do not proceed to render judgment without consulting the king. 

By p.s. [av.'jg.] 



Membrane 25. 

July 18. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to supersede entirely the execu- 

AVuGtb-tock. lion of the king's late order to exact John de Wychebury from county 
[court] to county [court] until he be outlawed, and to cause him to be 
arrested if he appeared, so that he should have him before the king's 
justices at Westminster at a day named in the wi'it to render account to the 
prior of Motesfounte for the time when he was his bailiff in Wallop and 
INIotcsfounte, as the prior has acknowledged in person before the king in 
chancery that John has finally accounted with him for the time when 
he was his bailiff in the said places, and has satisfied him for the arrears of 
his account. The king has ordered the said justices not to molest John by 
reason of this account. 

July 2S. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Eleanor 

■\Voods.tock. de Lenham, daughter and heiress of John de Lenham, tenant in chief of 

the late king, to have seisin of her father's lands, as she has proved her 

age before the escheator and the king has taken her homage for the said 

lands. By p.s. [3802.] 

Aug. 2. To the sheriff of Northampton. Ordtr to deliver to William de la Porte 

XorihaniptoD. of Nortlianipton his goods and chattels if they be extant, or 10/. for their 
price otherwise, with which 10/. the sherifl" is charged against the king, 
as the king has granted the said goods or money to William at the request 
of Queen Isabella, the goods and chattels having been taken into the king's 
'uauus when William was charged before Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, 
justices in eyre in co. Northampton, with the death of Thomas Irento of 
Brackele, and having afterwards been adjudged in the eyre to the king as 
forfeited, the king having, on 9 Maich, in the first year of his reign, 
j)ardoned William the suit of his peace for all offences committed by him 
against the late king's peace wherewith he was indicted, charged, or 
appealled. By K. 



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1330. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Aug. 1. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Xorthampton. meddle further with the hinds of John son of John do Stanton Lyniar, and 

to restore tiie is«»ues thereof, as the king learns by inciuisitiou taken by the 

escheator that John at his death held no lands of the king in chief by 

reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Aug. 3. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause John, prior of Dunstaple, to 

Northampton, be released from prison, wherein he is detained because he is indicted 
before the justices in eyre in that county for divers felonies, trespasses, and 
conspiracies, as he has found mainpernors before the king in chancery to 
have him before the said justices in the quinzaine of Micliaelmas next to 
stand to right if the king or any one else will speak against him concerning 
the same. By K. 

The mainpernors : Oliver de Ingham, knight, John de Crombewell, knigiit, 
Geoffrey le Scrop, Robert de Rocheford, Thomas Latymer, Richard da 
Perariis, 

Aug. 8. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales, or to him who supplies his 

King's Cliffe. place there. Order to arre-st and imprison all those of Wales whom he shall 

{Clyve.) ^mi jQ jjg adhering or consenting to Rhys ap Griffyn, or aiding or coun- 
selling him, and to release them, if he see fit, when they offer sufficient 
hostages or mainpernors to have them before the king, or elsewhere before 
his justices at his order, as Rhys is charged with adhering to Edmund de 
Wodestok, late earl of Kent, and has gone to parts beyond sea without the 
king's licence, and proposes to enter the realm with certain other enemies 
and rebels with a multitude of armed men, and the king understands that 
many in Wales, both relations of Rhys and others, are of his confederacy 
and alliance. By K. 

[Fcedera.^ 

Aug. 7. To John Darcy, lord of Werk in Tyndale, or to him who supplies his 

King's Cliffe. place there. Whereas the king has assigned to David de Strabolgi, earl 
of Athole, son and heir of Joan, late the wife of David de Strabolgi, late 
earl of Athole, eldest sistel' and co-heiress of John Cotuyn of Badenagh, 
tenant in chief of the late king, the following of the said .John's lands in 
Tyndale, with the a,ssent of Richard Talbot and Elizabeth his wife, sister 
and co-heiress of the said John, David having proved his age before John 
de Bolyngbrok, escheator beyond Trent : the site of the manor of Tirsete 
with the orchard, of the yearly value of 2*. ; 80 acres of land there ia 
demesne, of the yearly value of 41. ; 171 acres and a rood in demesne at 
Thornton, of the yearly value of 8/. ll.y. 3d. ; a moiety of a park al Tirsete, 
of the yearly value of 10/. ; a moiety of a hope {hope) there called 
' Tirsethop,' which hope is of the yearly value of 26/. 13*. \d.; a moiciy 
of a hojje there called ' Hemelhop,' which hope is of the yearly vahu; of 
6/. 13«. id.; a moiety of a 'skalinga' there called 'le Grenhalgh,' which 
•skalinga' is of the yearly value of 8/. ; a moiety of a hope tliere called ' lo 
Carite,' which hope is of the yearly value of lOG*. 8f/. ; a moiety of a hope 
there called 'Keilder,' which hope is of the yearly value of 26/. \2is. id. ; 
a moiety of a 'skalinga' called ' Keilderheis,' which ' skalinga ' is of the 
yearly value of 4/.; a moiety of a hope called ' Thornybourn ' with lo 
Brendes, which hope is of the yearly value of 12/. \0s. Od.; a moiety of 
14 bondages (bonda giorum) in Charleton, which bondages are worth 11/. 
yearly; a moiety of a pasture there called ' Birchenshorp,' which pasture 
is of the yearly value of 1.3*. 4</. ; a moiety of a handet there called 
* Grenstede,' which hamlet is of the yearly value of 60*. ; a moiety of a 
hope there called ' Donchwode,' which hope is of the yearly value of 8/. ; a 
moiety of a hope there called ' Waynhope,' which hope 's of the yearly 
value of 9/.; a moiety of another (.«'r) park there, which park is of the 
yearly value of 8/. ; a moiety of a hope there called ' Tcrnetbouni' with 

D 2 



«y CALKNDAli 0¥ CLOSE ItOLLS. 



2330 Membrane 25 — cont. 

)«> (Jirno, whicli liopo is of the }i>!irly viiliic of 2(5/. 13.v. id. ; Ji nioioty of !i 

li..|u' lIuTi' fjillod ' I'ollnTiU'lh,' wliicli hope is of the yearly vahic of 12/.; 

n iiutiely of a hopi' thoro oaUi-d ' Jk-lUs' wilh Me Bowes,' which hope is of 

the vfurly vahio of 12/. ; a nioioly of a hope there called ' Stokhal^h,' with 

K- licriH's which hope is of the yearly value of 9/.; a moiety of a hope 

then- called 'llancoj),' which hope is of the yearly value of 10/. 13s. 4d.; 

a moiety of a hope there called ' Sundayheyijh,' which hope is of the yearly 

value of 53.V. 3d. ; a moiety of a watermill there, of the yearly value of 

',]()/.; a moiety of a hope there called ' Shonelburn,' which hope is of the 

yearly value of 261. I3s. 4d. ; a moiety of two hopes there called ' Yare- 

halph ' and ' Smale,' which hopes are of the yearly value of 14/. ; a moiety 

of the site of the manor of Thornton with the orchard, of the yearly value 

of 20*. ; a moiety of the remaining 128 acres and 3 roods of land in demesne 

Ihcre, counted by the smaller hundred, which land is of the yearly value of 

12Ss. 9</. ; a moiety of 13 bondages at Thornton, which are of the yearly 

value of 13/. ; a moiety of four cottages there with crofts, which cottages 

an' of the yearly value of 13s. 4d. ; a moiety of a water-mill there, of the 

Yearly value of OOs. 8f/. ; a moiety of a town there called ' New Borough,' 

which town is of the yearly value of 41. 9s. 6d. ; a moiety of a hamlet there 

called ' Quarneleye,' of the yearly value of 75s. ; a moiety of two cottages 

with crofts there, which crofts are of the yearly value of 5s. ; a moiety of 

a pasture there called ' Quarneleywode,' which pasture is of the yearly 

value of 6s. 8c?.; a moiety of four bondages in a hamlet called ' le Side,' 

which bondages are of the yearly value of 4/. ; a moiety of three cottages 

there with crofts, which cottages are of the yearly value of 9s. 6c?. ; a 

moiety of a hamlet there called ' Stayncroft,' of the yearly value of 20s. ; 

a moiety of 20 acres of meadow at Walwyk in demesne, which 20 acres are 

of the yearly value of 20s. ; a moiety of 14 bondages there, which bondages 

are of the yearly value of 16/. 16s. 0^. ; a moiety of four cottages with 

crc.fts there, which cottages are of the yearly value of 8s.; a moiety of a 

water-mill there, of the yearly value of 66s. 8d. ; a moiety of a park there, 

of the yearly value of 2Gs. ; a moiety of a hamlet there called * Handen,' of 

the yearly value of 13/. 6s. Sd. ; a moiety of 40 acres of meadow in the 

town of Walwyk, which 40 acres are of the yearly value of 60s. : to have as 

the paid earl's purparty. As the king has respited the earl's homage for those 

of the above lands that are held of him until the quinzaine of Michaelmas 

next, and has rendered to him this purparty, the king orders John to 

cause the earl to have seisin of the aforesaid site of Tirsete with the orchard, 

80 acres of land there, and 171 acres and 1 rood of land in demesne at 

'Ihornton, and to cause a moiety of the aforesaid 128 acres and 3 roods 

of land, hopes, parks, ' skalinge,' hamlets, mills, bondages, cottages, towns, 

pasture, meadow, and site of Thornton, to be assigned to him in the 

presence of Kichard Talbot and Elizabeth, if they wish to be present, 

saving to Margaret, late the wife of the aforesaid John Corayn, her dower 

of the said lands if she ought to have dower of right. By K. & C. 

Aug. 9. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to John Pecche, 

Stamford, knight, all his towns, manors, lands, goods, and chattels, which the king lately 
ordered to be taken into hi.s hands because John was charged with adhesion 
to Edmund de Wodestok, late earl of Kent, as John has rendered himself 
to the king's will and has found security to do the king's will when the 
king shall speak against him in this matter.. By K. & C. 

The like to the sheriffs of Gloucester, Warwick, Somerset, and Dorset. 

The mainpernors: John de Crumbewell, knight, Maurice de Berkele, 
knight, Simon de Bereford, knight, Hugh de Turpinton, knight, John de 
Idle, knight, Ilichard de Ferrers, knight, John de Nevill of Horneby, 
kiiight, John Murduk, knight. 



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53 



1330. 

Aug. 12. 

Bourne. 

Aug. 10. 
Stamfonl. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

To the sherifF of Lincoln. Onler to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected iu ph\ce of Thomas,* deceased. 

To Jolin de Stonorc, Thomas de Louth, and Thomas Bukun. Order not 
to molest or agjrrieve William de Auiie, who was indicted for adhesion to 
Edmund de Wodestok, late earl of Kent, before certain of the king's 
subjects lately api>()inted to enquire concerning those who adhered to the 
earl, at the king's suit concerning the adhesion afore>;aid by pretext of their 
appointment by the king as his justices to hear and determine the inquisi- 
tions and indictments taken before his aforesaid subjects, which were sent 
into the cluvucery and which the king sent to the said justices sub pcde 
siyilli, as William has rendered himself to the king's will and has found 
security to do the king's will when the king shall speak against him in 
this matter. By K. 

Mainpernors: Simon de Bereford, knight, John Pecche, knight. 



Membrane 24. 

July 28. To the sheriff of Saloj). Order not to intermeddle further with the 

Woodstock, liberty of the manor of Stoke-on-Tyren, in that county, specified below, 
and to permit Bartholomew de Burghersh and Klizabeth his wife, daughter 
and co-heiress of Theobald de Verdoun, to have and exercise the said liberty, 
in the same way as Theobald's ancestors were wont to have and exercise 
the aforesaid liljerty before the manor was taken into the late king's hands, 
as the king — at the prosecution of Bartholomew and Elizabeth, suggesting 
that Theobald and all his ancestors from time out of mind had in the said 
manor, which Bartholomew and Elizabeth now hold in Elizabeth's purparty 
of Theobald's inheritance, the following liberties, to wit ' infangenthef,* 
* outfangenthef,' and view of frankpledge with all things pertaining to these 
liberties until the time v.'hen the late king took the liberties into his hands 
by reason of the rancor that he had against Theobald because Theobald 
had married Elizabeth de Burgo without his licence, and that the liberties 
have been in the hands of the late king and of the king until now, and 
they have prayed the king to cause the liberties to be delivered to thcmi — 
appointed William le Bot.iller of Wemme, Robert Corbet of Morton, Hugh 
Say, Laurence Tourney, and Roger de Pikeryng to enquire concerning 
the premises, and it is found by their inquisition that John de Verdoun, 
sometime lord of the said manor, and his ancestors had in the manor and 
its members the aforesaid liberties from the time aforesaid until Stephen 
de Denton, who had committed a felony within the liberty, and was 
taken at the suit of the party [prosecuting], was behoauled before the 
court was held in the manor or judgment was made in form of right, by 
rca.son whereof Edward I. in the sixth year of his reign caused the liberty 
to be taken into his hands by his ministers, and he and the late king held 
the libeity in their hand.s until the fifth year of the late king's reign, 
when the late king, for a fine made with him by Theobald, delivered the 
liberty to Theobahl, and that tha said king, in the fd'th year of his reign, 
took the lilierly into his hands becau.se Theobald niairied Elizabeth de 
Burgo against his will, and that the liberty is still in the king's hands, and 
the king docs not wish the liberty to be detained in bis hands for this 
reason. 

July 23. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause William son of William 

Woodstock, de Emeleyc to have seisin of a messuage, a bovate of land, an acre of 



* The siirnamp is not given. 



5, CALKXDAU OF CLOSE KOLLS. 

1 'Y'^o Membrane "M — coiit. 

mnuJow, niKl 3*. iW. of vonrlv rent in Wcptdraiton aiul Bevorcotes, as the 
kinir learns bv inquisiiioii taken by the shoriff that tlie promises, which 
WiMiain Vrisin, who was ontlawod for felony, licld, have boon in the king's 
lian.is for a vear an.l a dav. and that WiUiani Vcisin hold thorn of the said 
Wdliamson'of William, and that thoy are still in the king's hands, and 
that John do Bolingbrok. then oscheutor in cos. Nottingham and Derby, 
had the king's year and day thereof, and ought to answer to the king for 
the same. 

.Inlv 20. To Simon de Boroford, esoheator this side Trent. Order to take into 

IViHHJbtock. flie king's hands and to deliver to H. bishop of Lincoln— to whom the 
king, on 6 February, in the second year of his reign, granted the custody 
of the lands that belonged to Bartholomew de Badelesmere, tenant in chief 
of the late king, during the minority of Giles, son and heir of Bartholomew 
— the manor of Laghton, co. Sussex, which John de Ulvedale, who died in 
Bartholomew's lifetime, as the king learns, held for life, and which ought 
to have remained after John's death to Bartholomew and his heirs by the 
late king's grant, as contained in the said king's letters patent, if it have 
not yet boon taken into the liands of the late king or of the king, and to 
deliver to the bishop the issues thereof from 6 February afore-said. 

Jnlv 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior 

1\'iK>Jstock. and canons of Chikesand to h.ave respite for a year for the tenth due from 
thorn by reason of the grant to the king of a tenth by the clergy of the 
bishopric of Lincoln, which is exacted from the ecclesiastical goods of the 
priory in that diocese, as the prior and canons have besought the king to 
grant them some respite because they are so much in debt that all the 
manors, lands, rents, and churches pertaining to the priory are now in the 
hands of creditors, whereby they are so impoverished that they have not 
whereof they may be sustained, and many of the canons and nuns of the 
priory have been dispersed {mittuntur in dispersioneni) by the prior for 
this reason. By K. 

July 28. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Korihanipton. meddle further with the lands of James de la Hide of Great Waltham in 
Great Waltham, which were taken into the late king's hands by reason of 
James's death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that James at his death held in his demesne as of fee certain lands in 
Great Waltham of the earl of Hereford as of the manor of High Estre, 
which is of the honour of Maundevile, by the service of an eighth of a 
knight's fee, and that the lands were taken into the late king's hands after 
James's death by reason of the lands of Humphrey de Bohun, late earl of 
Hereford and Essex, being in the said king's hands, and by reason of the 
minority of the earl's heir, and that they are still in the king's hands, and 
that Elizabeth de Hemenhale, daughter of James, is his next heir and of 
full age, and the king lately took the homage of John, now earl of Here- 
ford, and caused his father Humphrey's lands to be delivered to him. 

May 11. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

Woodstock, king. Order not to molest or aggrieve until otherwise ordered Nicholas 

Dauneye by reason of his adhesion to Edmund de Wodestok, late earl of 

Kent, wherewith he is charged, as he has found security before the king 

and his council to answer to the king at his pleasure. 

By K. on the information of John Mautravers. 

Aug. 3. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 

Northampton, county to be elected in place of John le Waydour, who has no lands in the 
county, 50 that he is iasufKciently qualified. 



4 EI)\yAUD III. 5o 



1330. Membrane 24 — cont. 

Aug. 8. To the shcrift' of Cumbrrlund. Order to resume into the king's hands 

King's Cliffe. the manor of Ulvwlale, and to deliver it to H. bishop of Lincoln, 
togetht-r wiih the issues thereof from G Fehriiaiy, in tlitr second year of tha 
king's reign, when the king granted to the bishop the custody of the lands 
that belonged to Barth.olomew de Badelesmere during the minority of his 
heir, as the bishop has shewn to tlie king tiiat John de Penreth, deceased, 
held the aforesaid manor for his life by demise of Bartholomew, an<l tint 
it ought to have reverted after Joiin's death to Bartholomew and his heirs, 
and that it was taken into the late king's liands after John's death, and 
that it is in the king's hands and in the custody of Anthony de Lucy by 
commission of the exchequer for u fixed sum (certo) to be rendered to the 
exchequer yearly, and he has prayed the king to cause it to be delivered to 
him with the issues from the aforesaid 6 February. 

Aug. 8. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause (o be 

^*,'r "^ CliflFe. delivered and assigned to John de Sully and Isabella his wife, late the wife 
{Ainyesclif.) ^f John de Chaucombe, a quarter of certain lands in Aveue, co. South- 
ampton, of the yearly value of 112*. 7^d., and 125. O^U. of yearlv rent from 
certain tenants of a fourth of the manor of Middeltou, iu the said county, 
as Isabella's dower of John de Chaucombe's lands, as the king lately t lok 
the homage of Henry de Chaucombe, brother and heir of John de Cliau- 
conibe, for tiie lands that the latter held at his death of the king in chief, 
and ordered the escheator to cause Henry to have seisin thereof, saving 
Isabella's dower thereof, and afterwards — at the prosecution of John de 
Sully and Isabella, praying the king to cause her dower of the said lands 
to be assigned to them — the king gave them a day in chancery, to wit 
Monday the morrow of St. Oswald last, to receive the dower, and ordered 
the sheriff of Southampton to summon Henry to be present at the assign- 
ment at that day, if he saw fit, at which day Henry did not come, where- 
fore the king has assigned to John de Sully and Isabella the aforesaid 
quarter and rent. 

Aug. 6. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to restore to Richard de Grendon, 

Kiug's Clitfe. clerk, his lands, goods, and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands 
upon his being charged (a/locutus) with the homicide of Walter so!i of 
Andrew VVolnian and with ar.son of the manor of Assheby Mars bei'r)re 
Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, the king's late justices in eyre in that 
county, as he has purged his innocence before H. bishop of Lincoln, the 
diocesan, to whom he was delivei'ed by the justices according to the privilege 
of the clergy. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to supersede until the 
quinzaine of Easter next the demand made upon David de Strabolgi, earl 
of Athole, son and heir of David de Strabolgi, late earl of Athole, for 
100 n;arks, which the late king caused to be paid to Diivid the fatln'r, 
towards his expenses in going iu his service to Gascony, by imprest of the 
wardrobe. By K. 

Aug. 9. To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent, Wherea.s, upon its 

Stamford, being found by inquisition taken by William Tru.ssel, then csciieator this 
side Trent, that John Daniel at his death held no lands of the king in his 
demesne as of fee, but that he held for life by demise from liiehard Daniel, 
lately deceased, a moiety of a virgate of land and a plot of meadow in 
Wynstanton of the king by the service of 9(/. for all service, and 3.").v. of 
yearly rent in Humfraieston by the service of 5.v. to be rendered to the king 
yearly at the hundred of Worraeslowe for all service, and divers other lands 
of other lords by various services, ai.d that Elizabeth, Katherine, and .loan, 
daughters of the said Richard, are Richard's next heirs ol the said lands, 
and that they are of full age, the king took the fealties of Ralph d« 



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I'S'M). 



Tlc<i!;inald de Marcliynlon, 



Aiioj. 10. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

Miirciiynton, who mnniod EHzulu'tli, iiiid of 

who liinrriod Kiitlicriiio, for tlicir purpartios, mid ordered the said 
William to fake security from them for their reliefs, and to make parti- 
tion into three pails of the lands thus held of the king, which were taken 
into the lafo king's hands by reason of .Tolin's death, and which were still in 
the king's hands, in the presence of Ralph and Reginald and of John de 
Lutrington, who married the aforesaid Joan, if they wished to be present, 
and to cause Ralph and Elizaheth, Reginald and Kathcrine to have seisin of 
tlieir purparties, retaining in the king's hands the purparty of John and 
Joan until otherwise ordered; and the king, on 11 March, in the third year 
of his reign, took the fealty of John de Lutrington for Joan's purparty, and 
ordeivd Simon to take security for them for their relief, and to make 
partition of the lands thus held of the kinp, if it had not been made, and to 
cause John and Joan to Jiave seisin of their purparty ; and afterwards a 
divorce was celebi-ated between John and Joan, as appears by the letters 
patent of Master Walter de Askeby, vicar-general of R. bishop of Coventry 
and Lichfield, ordinary of the place, the bishop being in remote parts, and 
as appears by public instruments thereupon made shewn in chancery, and 
John Turvill, who has now married Joan, has given the king to understand 
that his order for the delivery of Joan's purparty has not yet been executed, 
and has prayed the king to cause the purparty to be delivered to him and 
.loan : the king has taken John Turvills fealty for Joan's purparty, and 
therefore orders the escheator to cause John and Joan to have seisin of the 
pur])arty. and orders him not to, intermeddle further with the lands tliatare 
thus held of others, if they are still in the king's hands by reason of John 
Daniel's death, and to restore the issues of the lands held of other lords, 
and to deliver to John de Turvyll and Joan the issues of the lands of the said 
purparty from the aforesaid 11th day. 

The like to John de Bolingbrok, escheator beyond Trent. 
Vacated because it was not sealed. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to restore to Thomas de Beltoft, 
the younger, clerk of the diocese of York, his lands, goods and chattels, which 
were taken into the king's hands upon his being indicted before Robert de 
Malberthorp and Robert de Scorburgh, late justices in eyre in co. Notting- 
ham, for having received into his houses of Cluwoith and Hayton Ralph son 
of Thomas de Beltoft, the elder, outlawed for the death of John de Bekyng- 
ham and for other crimes, as he has purged his innocence before William, 
urciibishop of York, to whom he was delivered by the justices according 
to the jirivilege of the clergy. 



Aug. IG. 
Bourne. 



Aug. 15. 
Bourue. 



Membrane 23. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Roger Bate of Haucomby for his homage and fealty for the lands that ho 
holds of the king, as he has done his homage and fealty to the king. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John le 
Maresclial, sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham, to be acquitted and dis- 
charged of the o2Z. specified below, at Jolm's petition, as the king, upon 
being given to understand that Thomas Rocelyn, Thomas Withre, and other 
malefactors lately went to Bedeford with armed power, and took and carried 
awaydivers goods and chattels of the king's and of the men of that town, 
ordered his justices in eyre in co. Bedford by letters of privy seal to make 
inquisition eoneerning the premises, and the justices have certified the king 
that It was found by the Inquisition taken before them that the said Thomas 
and Thomas and other malefactors went to John's house at Bedeford, he 
being then .sherilF, and tlu're broke his close and took and carried away 52/. 
of the king's money there found. By K. 



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1330. Membrane 123 — cont. 

Auo^. 20. To Siuion dc Bcrefonl, esclieulor this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
llcckington. John de Eyueshain of London, ' peleter', the roanor of Stibenheth, to hold 
until tlie end of the term for wliich it was demised to him, as the kiiif^ at 
John's prosecution — sng^estinj; that Thomas Wake of Lydel lately demised 
to him the said manor for the term of twelve years, for a sum of money 
paid by John beforehand, and that John held the manor bv virtue of the 
demise from the time of the niakinj; of the writing until the time when it 
was taken into the king's hands with the other lands of the said Thomas, 
and beseeching the king to cause the manor to be restored to him — appointed 
Robert de Asshele, Robert de Kelleseye, and George atte Shyre to make 
inquisition concerning the ])remises, and it is found by the inquisition taken 
by the said Robert de Kelleseye and George that Thomas, on IG IMarch, 
12Edward II., demised that which is called the manor of Stibenheth for twelve 
years to John, for a sum of money paid to him beforehand, and that John 
held the manor until it was taken into the kinor's hands amonjjst other lands 
of the said Thomas, and that it is not held of the king, and that it is worth 
yearly in all issues 10.v. By p.s, [3 869.] 

July 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The abbot of Biland has 

Osuey. shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that the king is 
bound to him in 15/. 15.?. Od. for divers victuals taken from him for the use 
of John de Hanonia, lately staying in England, by the king's order, as 
appears by a l)ill of Robert de Wodehous, archdeacon of Richmond, then 
keeper of the king's wardrobe, iu the abbot's possession, and the abl)ot is 
bound to the king at the exchequer in 10/. \bs. Ad. for the tenth for two 
years granted by the clergy to the late king, and he has prayed the king to 
cause the former sum to be allowed in the latter sum : the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to see the bill aforesaid, and to cause to be 
allowed to the abbot in the latter sum what they shall ascertain that the king 
owes to him. 

Aug. 24. To John de Crumbewell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 

Liucoln. deliver John de Musgrave, imprisoned at Carlisle for trespass of veni.son in 

Inglewode forest, in bail to twelve mainpernors who shall undertake to 

have him before the justices for pleas of the Forest iu co. Cumberland when 

they come to those parts. 

Aug. 24. To John de Bolingbrok, eschcator beyond Trent. Order to pay, out 

Liucoln. of the issues of the lands of Thomas Wake of Lidel, to Henry de Rercy 

100 marks, which the king granted to him for his expenses about the carriage 

of certain moneys of the king from Scotland to ISewerk. By K. 

Aug. 29. To Simon de Bereford, cscheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 
Clipston. manor of Laghton and the hundred of Sheplak to be taken into the king's 
hands, and to deliver them to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, together with the 
issues thereof from 2 February, in the second year of the king's reign, when 
the king granted to the bishop tho custody of the lands that bek)nged to 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere, tenant in chief of the late king, during the 
minority of Giles, son ;'nd heir of Bartholomew, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the cscheator that John de Ulvedale held at his death 
the said manor and hundred for life of the inheritance of the aforesaid heir, 
and that the manor and hundred are held in chief as of the honour of Laigle, 
and the king, after the grant of tlie aforesaid custody to the bi.shop, granted 
that the bishop should have the custody aforesaid, together with the rever- 
sions of dowers and of other hmds that are held for term of life or other- 
wise of the heir's inheritance, and willi tlu; issues received after the said 
2 February from the lands that are thus held in dower or otherwieo fur term 
of life or otherwise. 



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1 ^30. 

S»'pt. 3. 
Clipstone. 



Aug:. 30. 

Clipstone. 



Sept. 3. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 7. 
I^ottiDgham. 



Membrane 23 — cent. 
To Simon <U> BiToford, osohciitor l)oyon«i Trent. Order not to distrnin 
"NVilliinn tie Siuindibv for liomuge and fealty for his lands, as the king has 
tiikt-n iiis hoinagi' and fealty. By p.s. [3899.] 

To L. l«isIio|) ( f Duihiini. TJobert son and heir of Robert de Holand has 
shewn the kin;^ that Simon Warde was summoned at his suit to be before 
till' bishop's justices at Durham at a certain day now past to phew cause 
whv the manor of Ilorden, in the bishop's liberty of Durham, ought not 
to revert to the said Robert son of Robert after the death of Robert de Holand, 
according to the form of a fine levied in the bishop's court before his justices 
at Durham, in the 11th year of the late king's reign and in the 3rd year of 
the bisl\op's pontificate, between Thomas,'earl of Lancaster, demandant, and 
the said Kobert de Holand, deforciant, concerning the aforesaid manor, and 
that wSimon at the day given to him alleged before the justices that the late 
kinir "ranted to him by charter the aforesaid manor, which belonged to 
Roi)err de Holand, who was charged with adhering to the said earl and to 
other enemies and rebels of the late king, wherefore he [Robert] rendered 
himself to the late king's will, and that the manor was in the late king's 
liands at his will for this reason, to have and to hold to Simon for life of the 
said king and of the chief lords of the fee by the services whereby the manor 
was held before it came to the said king's hands, so that after Simon's death 
it ought to revert to the said king and to his heirs, which charter Simon 
there offered, asserting that he ought not to answer to Robert son of Robert 
without consulting the king, by reason whereof the justices have hitherto 
superseded pioceeding in the suit, and the said Robert son of Robert has 
besought the king to cause justice to be done to him in the premises : the 
kin"' therefore orders the bishop to order the justices to proceed in the suit 
aforesaid notwithstanding the charter or allegation aforesaid. By C. 

To the same. Like order concerning a suit by Matilda, late the wife of 
Robert de Holand, against Simon Warde for a third of the aforesaid manor. 

ByC. 

To the sheriff of N'ottingham. Order to restore to Stephen de Misterton, 
clerk, his lands, goods, and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands 
upon his being charged before William de Herle and his fellows, justices in 
eyre in that county, with the theft and carrying away of two cartloads of beans 
belonging to the parson of Misterton and to Robert de Welton and other men 
of the town of Misterton, price bs., and of 20 cartloads of turves of John 
son of Gilbert and Beatrice Freman, price 20d., wheieupon he was charged 
as a common thief, as he has purged his innocence before William, arch- 
bishop of York, to whom he was delivered by the justices according to the 
privilege of the clergy. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 
Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, aunt, and co-heiress 
of Thomas son of Richard de Clare, to have the issues of the lands that were 
assigned to her as her purparty of the lands of the said Thomas in Ireland, 
which were afterwards taken into the late king's hands by reason of the 
quanel of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, and which were in the custody of 
Maurice son of Thomas and Maurice be Rocheford by the late king's com- 
mission, for which answer has not been made to the king or to his father, 
in accordance with the agreement in the parliament at Westminster for the 
restoration of lands and issues to those who were of the said quarrel. 

Robert de Jorz of Burton, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass of 
venison in Shirwode forest, has letters of bail to John de Crumbewell, 
keeper of the forest aforesaid, or to him who supplies his place in that 
forest. 

The like to the said keeper in favour of Robert de Emeldon, clerk. 



4 EDWARD III. 59 



1330^ Membrane 23 — cont. 

S^'pt. y. To the sheriff of York. Order to cuuse ii coroner for that county to be 

Nottingham, elected in place of Nicholas de Metlmm, who is insufBciently qiialiiied. 

Sept. 11. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause the prior of St. Kiith^rine's 
Nottingham. witho>it Lincoln to have seisin of a toft and 4 bovates of land in Hertnestoii 
thnt Kobert Payable held, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
sherirt' thai the premises, which Robert, who was outlawed for felony, held, 
have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Robert held 
them of the prior and convent of St. Katherinc's, and that the prior had 
the king's year, day and waste thereof, and ought to answer to the king 
therefor. 

Sept. 15. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Roger de Reyham, who is 

Nottingham, indicted or accused of adhesion to Edmund, late earl of Kent, against the 

king, to be released from prison upon his finding mainpernors to have him 

before the king in fifteen days from Michaelmas to stand to right if the king 

will speak against him. By C. 

Sept. 12. John son of "William fitz William, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass 
Nottingham, of venison in the forest of Shirewode, has letters to John de Crombewell, 
keeper of the aforesaid forest, to bail him until the first assize. 

Sept. 16. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to restore to William de Bucton, 
Nottingham, clerk of the diocese of York, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken 
into the king's hands upon his being charged before William de Herle and 
his fellows, late justices in eyre in that county, with the rape of Alice de 
Rughford, as he has purged his innocence before W. archljishot) of York, 
the diocesan, to whom he was delivered by the justices according to the 
privilege of the clergy. 



Membrane 22. 

Aug. 16. To John Mautravers, keeper of the Fore.st this side Trent, or to him who 

Uourne. supplies his place in the forest of Kynefare. Order to deliver to John de 
Sutton, Margaret his wife, late the Avife of John Somery, tenant in chief 
of the late king, and to Joan, late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, 54^ acres 
of waste in that forest, to be parted amongst them if they wish, as the king 
lately ordered the keeper to make inquisition vhether John Somery at his 
death held any plot of waste in that fore.st or not, and it is found by inquisi- 
tion iaken by him who supplies the place of the keeper that John at his 
death held in his demesne as of fee of the late king 54^ acres of waste in the 
said forest by the service of 18*. 2d. to be paid to the said king yearly, and 
that the land is in the king's hands by reason of John's death, and that 
Margaret de Sutton and .Joan, late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, are John's 
next heirs and are of full age, and the late king took the hojnage of John 
de Sutton, who married the said Margaret, and of Joan for all the lands that 
John Somery held in chief at his death, and rendered to John de Sutton, 
Margaret, and Joan their purparties thereof. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to restore to Thomas de Radeclif 

Folkingbam. son of Thomas de Radeclif on Trent, clerk of the diocese of Yoi k, his lands, 
goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands upon his being 
charged {diffamatus) before Robert de Malberthorp and Robert de Scor- 
burgh, late justices in eyre in co. Nottingham, with the rape of Alice de 
]{ugh('ord at Carleton near Notingham, who was carried off to Radeclif on 
Trent, as he has purged his innocence before William, archbishop of York, 
to whom ho was delivered by the justices according to the privilege of the 
clergy. 



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loo/^ Membrane 2'1 — cont. 

Au^. 16. To tho shcriir <^i Kl-mI. Oidcr to cause a coroner for that county to bo 
Folkmgham. I'locti'd in |)lac« of Robert de Uallescoiinibe of Eylesford, who is insufficiently 
(|iialiiit'<l. 
Sept. 3. I'o the treasurer and hnrous of the exchequer. Order to cause Agnes de 

ClipMoue. Elnurugjj to be discharged of 8/. 3A 4rf. yearly from the time when she 
receive<i the custody of tlio lands of Roger de Elmerugg, tenant in chief of 
the late king, which are in the king's hands by reason of tiie minority of 
Roger's lu'ir, which custody the king committed to her during the heir's 
minority, rendering thtrefor the aforesaid sum yearly, as the king, in con- 
sideration of the damages and losses sustained by the said Roger, her late 
linsbMnd, in the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, has pardoned 
Agnes the siud sum from the time of his grant. By p.s. 

Aug. 2G. To A. archbishop of Dublin, collector of the tenth for four years imposed 

Liucoln. upon tiie clergy of Ireland by the pope. Order not to exact the tenth from 
benefices that do not exceed the value of 6 marks, and to restore aught that 
he may have levied thence in this behalf, as such benefices are not compre- 
hended under the taxation of the tenths heretofore granted to the king or 
to his progenitors, and the king now understands that the archbishop intends 
levying the tenth imposed for the use of the church of Rome and of the king 
contrary to the form of the imposition, although the holders of such benefices 
were not beneficed elsewhere. [Foedera.] 

Sept. 9. To Master Itherius de Concoreto, envoy of the pope in England, Wales, 

Nottingham, and Ireland, and collector and receiver of thp tenth for four years imposed 
bv the pope upon the clergy of England, Wales, and Ireland, a moiety 
whereof was granted to the king. Order to pay to Dinus Forcetti, 
Bartholomew I3ard, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, 
and to their fellows all moneys arising from the moiety of the tenth for the 
first year, receiving from them their letters of acquittance, as the king has 
granted to them, for the sums of money due to them from him for loans, all 
the moneys from the moiety of the said tenth for the first year, which moiety 
was granted by the pope to the king in relief of the charges upon him at 
his accession (in novitate suscepti regiminis) and for the charges still 
incumbent upon him. By p.s. 

Sept. 14. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Nottingham. H. bishop of Lincoln the manor of Eton, co. ISTorthampton, and the issues 
thereof from 6 February, in the second year of the king's reign, when the 
king committed to the bishop the custody of the lauds that belonged to 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere, tenant in chief of the late king, during the 
minority of Giles, son and heir of the .said Bartholomew, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Bartholomew at his death held in 
his demesne as of fee the aforesaid manor and the advowson of the church 
of the manor, wherefore the king ordered the manor and advowson to be 
taken into his hands by the escheator. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king on 
11 May, in the second year of his reign, granted to Master Pancius de 
Contrnn' the manor of Guytyug', co. Gloucester, which belonged to Hugh 
le Despenser the younger, during pleasure, rendering therefor the extent of 
the same, and afterwards, on 25 September following, the king granted to 
Pancius the said manor with the hamlet of Bradewell and certain other 
hamlets, to have for his life, as of the value of 40/. yearly, and ordered 
Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent, to deliver the manor and 
hamlets to Panciu.s, and Pancius has given the king to understand that 
although the escheator dehvered to him the manor aforesaid, he retained the 
said hamlet in the king's hands, and received the issues thereof for the 
king's use, and accounted therefor at the exchequer, and answered for them 



4 EDWARD 111. 01 



1330. Membrane 22 — cojii. 

sHul Pancius has prayed the kiiij; ti) cause to he alh)\vi'il to him in the extent 
of the manor wliat ilio ctchi-Htor lias thus ivceived ironi the issues of the 
hamlet since tiie said 25 September: the king therefor orders the treasurer 
and barons \o see the escheator's accoui't thus HMnh-red at the exchequer, 
and to cause to be ulluwed to Paneius what they shall lind was answered fur 
to the kiuor by the eseheator from the issues of the hamlet since the eaid 
25 SejJtember. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay the aforesaid Paneius 
the ari'cars of 100/. yearly, which the kinj? grunted to him on 11 May, in 
the second year of his reign, until he should be provided by the king with 
100/. of" land yearly for life, from the aforesaid day until 25 Scspteinber 
followii.g, when the king granted to him the manor of Guytyng with the 
hamlet of Bradcwell and certain other hamlets for life. 

Sept. 11. To the bailiffs of Nottingham. Order to pay to Robert de Newerk and 
Nottiugbam. ISJeliora his wife, late the wife of Gilbert de Glenkarny, 10/. from the 
bailitt's' ferm for Michaelmas, as Robert and INIeliora have prayed the king 
to cause the 20/. yearly granted to JNJeliora by the hands of the eseheator 
this side Trent [a* at page 13 alcove] to be paid to them by the bailiffs of 
that town since in the past they have been unable to obtain prompt payment 
thereof. 

Sept. 15. To R. bishop of Ossory, collector of the tenth for four years imposed 
Kottingham. upon the clergy of Ireland by the pope. Order not to levy the tenth from 
benefices that do not exceed the value of 6 marks yearly, unless the holders 
thereof are beneficed elsewhere, and to restore aught that he may have 
levied from such l)enefices in tliis behalf, as tenths have not heietofore been 
levied from such benefices, and the pope, in expressing the method of 
exacting and paying the tenth, ordered that it should be levied according 
to the usual mode of exacting and paying, and according to the taxation 
heretofore observed in cities and dioceses. 

Sept. 13. To Master Itherius de Concoieto, envoy of the poiie in England, and 
KottiDgham. collectcr OF receiver of the tenth for four years imposed by the pope upon 
the clergy of England, Ireland and Wales, a moiety whereof was granted 
to the king. Like order. 



Membrane 21. 

Sept. 16. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Bertram de la More 10 marks 
Nottingham, for Michaelmas term from the ferm of the city, in accordance with the late 
king's grant to him of this sum for life. 

Sept. 13. To the constable of Notingham castle. Order to cause the prior of Lonton 
Nottiiigbaiu. to have a tithe of the fish of the king's fisheiy of Notingham, as he luis shewn 
the king that he ought to have all the tithe of the fish aforesaid by the 
charters of his founders, which the late and the present kings have con- 
firmed, and that he and some of his predecessors have been hindered 
concerning the receipt of the tithe aforesaid by the constable and other 
constables of that castle, and he has prayed the king to cause him to have 
.such tithe. By p.s. [31)2S.] 

Aug. 20. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Ileckiiigton, of Bo.ston. Order to pay to Robert de Stanford, king's elerk — to whom 
the king granted the offic(! ef controller of the custom of wool, hides and 
wool-fcUs, both the old custom and the increment, and of other customs of 



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Membrane 21 — cont. 

winos and of nil proods of nlion and strange merchants, and the custody 
tif till' second part of the seal called 'coket' in the port of that town for 

lifp such WH"-cs out of the issues of the customs aforesaid as John de 

Barton, clerk, who lately had that ofTice, was wont to receive. 

To the treasurer anil barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
aforesaid collectors to have allowance for what they shall ascertain that the 
collectors have paid to Robert in execution of the preceding order. 

S.^pt. l.'i. To Adam de Wythiford, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay 
Kotiinglmm. to the justic[es], constables, sheriffs, and other officers and ministers of the 
king in his bailiwick their usual fees and wages. 

Sept. 21. To the same. Order to pay to David Gogh, a Welshman, 60*. yearly, in 
Worksop. Bocordance with the late king's grant to him for life, in consideration of 
his o-ood service to the said king and to Edward I., of the aforesaid sum 
yearly for life by the hands of the chamberlain of Kaeruarvan. 

Sept. 17. To Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, justice of Wales. Order to 
Kottingham. appoint by his letters patent suitable men to survey the king's castles and 
their defects therein in North Wales, who shall obey and be intendent to 
Adam de Withiford, chamberlain of North Wales, as the king, understand- 
in"- that his castles in North Wales are out of repair in the walls, towers, 
quays, gates, bridges and other buildings, and that they need repair so 
much that their ruin is feared unless they be speedily repaired, has ordered 
the said chamberlain to cause the defects that greatly need repair to be 
repaired by the view of the men to be appointed for the aforesaid {)urpose 
by Roger. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to the chamberlain. By K. 

Sept. 24. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 

■Worksop. meddle further with the lands of Roger de Clifton, and to restore the 

issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 

Roger at his death held no lands of the king in chief by reason whereof 

the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Oct. 1. To the bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. Order to pay to William de Ros 

Pontefract. of Hamelak 75 marks from the ferm of that city for Michaelmas term last, 
in accordance with the late king's grant of 22 August, in the 16th year of 
his reign, of 150 marks yearly from the ferm of that city, and of the like 
sum from the ferm of the city of York, until he should provide him with 
300 marks of land yearly between the Thames and the Tees. 
The like to the bailiffs of York. 

Oct. 3. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Cowick- to be made to the bailiffs of Lincoln for 75 marks, paid by them in execution 
of preceding order. 

The like in favour of the bailiffs of York. 

Oct. 1. To the sheriff of Bedford. Whereas the king, because the prior of 

Pontefract. Dunstaple, who was indicted for divers felonies, trespasses and conspiracies 
before the justices in eyre in that county, and was therefore imprisoned, 
found mainpernors before the king in chancery who undertook to have him 
before the justices in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next following, ordered 
the sheriff to cause the prior to be released from prison by the mainprise 
aforesaid, and he now understands that the prior is so ill that his life is 
despaired of, and that he cannot come before the justices at the said day 
without great peril of his body, and he has found mainpernors before the 
king in chancery to have him before the justices on the morrow of All 
Souls next to stand to right concerning the premises : the king orders the 



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1330. Membrane 21 — cont. 

sheriff to supersede meanwhile the taking of the body of the prior, and to 
permit him to have peace therein by the mainprise aforesaid. By K. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Bedford. Order not to molest the aforesaid 
prior in the meantime by reason of the premises. By K. 

Mainpernors of the said prior : 

"William Trussel, knight, of co. !N'orthampton. 

John Merlyn of co. Bedford. 

Odo de Stok of co. Buckingham. 

Roger de Sancto Albano of co. Hertford. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of 
Duncan de Frendragh, 24 marks 6s. 8c/. for Michaelmas term out of the 
issues of his bailiwick, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 49 
marks yearly from the issues of the sheriff's bailiwick from 16 Augu.st, in 
the first year of the king's reign, in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, 
CO. Northampton, which she held during the king's pleasure in aid of her 
maintenance and which the king assigned on the aforesaid day to Queen 
Isabella for life. 

Sept. 28. Nicholas de Herthull, imprisoned at Notingliam for trespass of venison 

Poutefract. in Shirwode forest, has letters to bail him until the first assize. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver to Fulk son of Fulk le fitz 

Doucaster. "Waryn * {que fuerunt Fulcotiis lefitz Waryn filii) and to Ivo his brother all 
the issues coming from a messuage and acamcateof land in Benetam, which 
belonged to Fulk and which were lately taken into the king's hands for 
certain causes, for their maintenance for so long as they shall remain in 
prison at Shrewsbury. By K. 



Membrane 20. 

Sept. 23. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Worksop, elected in place of Roger Peyvre, who is incapacitated by age and infirmity. 

Sept. 28. Hugh de Hampton, the younger, imprisoned at Carnarvau for trespass of 
Clipstone. venison in the forest of Suawedon, has letters to the justice of Wales, or 

to him who supplies his place in North Wales, to bail him until the first 

a.s.>iize. 

The like in favour of Blethyn Thloit ap Eynon. 

Sept. 22. To Simon de Bereford, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 
Worksop. meddle further with a yearly rent of 10/. in the manor of Kelby, specified 
below, and to restore any issues thereof to John Toly of Wymundham, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the esclieator that Thomas Wake of 
Lidel on 1 May, in the first year of the king's reign, granted to the said 
John for life 10/. of yearly rent from certain tenants in the said Thomas's 
manor of Kelby, to wit from John le Chapeleyn 5s. 5t/., from Kiciiard 
Ic Bercher 3s., from Thomas le Keu 3s., from Thomas Wilcok 3s., from 
Robert Alibon 4s., from Idonia Reynvill 8s. Gd., from John Oiibyn 44s., 
from Hugh lo Mazon os. 5^^/., from 'I'homas Bot 5s., from William Randolf 
Vis. bd., from William Boxom 8s. lOd., from Reginald Bot 6s. 2d., from 
Matilda, late the wife of Ralph le Provost, 9s. lOd., from John Bot 6x. 9d., 
from Henry le Wilde lis. (jd., from Adam fitz Bate 7s. 4d., from Geoffrey 
Boxom lis. 10</., from Rarinlph Bate 9s. 8 r/., from .John son of Robert 
Boxom 8s. 7d., from .John Boxom 17s. lOd., and from Joiiii Hamound 
8s. od., and that the said John Toly was peacefully sei.sed of the said rents by 



* Described a.s Fulco filitu Fulconis le fn Waryn in the marginal abstract. 



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1 oo,\ Membrane 20 — cont. 

the hands of the ti>nnnts alorfsiid IVoin i1h- said 1 IMay until tlio Siiid 
fsclu-ator took the rent, into tlio kinj^'s hands amongst the Thomas's 
lands, and lliat tiu> nmnor is held of the bishop of Durham, and is worth 
yearly with the nforesaid rent 20/. in «ll issues. 

Get. 5. To the sheriff of BBckinglmm. Order to pay to Ilobert de Fienles 53 marks 

routcfruci. for Miehailmas term last out of the issues of his bailiwick, in accordance 
with the king's grant that liobert shall receive 110 marks yearly from 
the shorift" ro°life''or until the king provide him with 110 marks of land 
yearly, whiv-h giant \vas made in eousidci-ation of the late king's grant;, of 
4 February, iu^the Gth 3 car of his reign, of the like sum from the sheriff 
of that couutj-, which grant was revoked by the ordinances made in the 
late king's time, and in consideration of Robert's good service to Queen 
Isabella and the king when they were in France and of the good place that 
he held with the king in coming tj him from parts beyond sea to pursue 
Hugh le Despeuscr and others. 

OcL 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 

DoDcastiT. aforesaid sheriff 55 marks, paid by him in execution of the preceding 
order. 

Oct. 15. John Cobbe, imprisoned in York gaol for the death of Roger de Coton, 

Kottinghain. Ji.is letters to the sheriff of York to bail him until the first assize. 

Oct. 11. To John de Crumbewell, keeper of the Forest this si<le Trent. Order 

Kuitiiigbani. to permit Robert de Notingham and Henry de Edene?towe, prebendaries 
of Oxton and Crophill, in St. Mary's Southwell (Suicell'), and their men 
and tenants of the town of Oxton, to have common of pasture in Shirewode 
forest at all times of the year for all their beasts and cattle by stray (estray), 
according to the assize of the Forest, in the same manner as men of the 
forest have, releasing any distress that may have been levied upon them 
or their men or tenants by reason of the premises, as the king learns by 
UKpiisition taken by the keeper that the prebendaries of the said prebends 
and their men and tenants of Oxton have hitherto had such common of 
pasture from time out of mind. 

John de Colwyk, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass of venison in 
in Shirewode forest, has letteis to John de Crumbewell, kee2:)er of the 
Forest this side Trent, to bail him until the first assize. 

Oct. 10. "William, master of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalene, Bradebusk, 

Nottingham, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass of vert in Shirewod forest, has letters 
to .John de Ci urn well, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail him until 
the first assize. 

Oct. 22. To Richard de Ayremynn, keeper of tlie house of the Conversi, London. 

Leicester. Claricia la Converse, daughter of one Jacob Copyn, has shewn the king 
that whereas she was admitted into the said house to have her maintenance 
in the time of Edward I. and received the usual wages as a convert of that 
house for a long time, the aforesaid keeper has refused to admit her into 
the house or to pay her such wages because she dwelt for a long time in 
distant parts and was unknown to him, and she has prayed the king to 
order her to be admitted into the house and to be paid her wages : the king 
therefore orders Richard, if he ascertain that she was a convert and was 
admitted into the house and received her wages as a convert, to admit her 
into the house and to pay to her her wages as one of the converts 
hereafter. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas, on G February, in the 
second year of the reign, the king granted to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, 



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Oct. 26. 

Leicester. 



Oct. 22. 
Leicester. 



Oct. 25. 
Leicester. 



Oct. 25. 

Leicester. 



Oct. 23. 
Leicefter. 

90482. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

Lincoln, the custody of the lands that belonged to Bartholomew de 
Biulelesmere, tenant in chief of the late kin<;;, and which Avere in his hands 
by reason of the minority of Giles, son and heir of Bartholomew — [/«- 
complete.'] 

To John de Kyngestou, John de Camera, and John de Watenhull. Order 
not to intermeddle in any way with the wardrobe or jewels or other things 
of Joan, wife of Roger de Mortuo Muri, eail of March, or of the other 
ladies autl children staying in her company at Lodelowe, by virtue of their 
appointment by the king to survey and cause to be taken into his hands 
the treasure and jewels that Roger, whom the king has arrested for ci-rtain 
causes, had at the time of his arrest in Wales, the marches of Wales, or 
elsewhere. By K. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Like order, * mutatis mutandis.' By K. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver to Roger de Rayham his hmds, 
goods and chattels, and the issues thereof from the time when tliey 
were taken into the king's hands, as he has found mainpernors in chancery 
to have him before the king in the quinzaiue of St. Hilary next to answer 
to the king for his adhesion to Edmund, late earl of Kent, to wit John de 
Litlynton of co. Worcester, William de Swanton, Stephen de Tenterden, 
and William Colkyn of that county. By K. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower to 
be assigned to Matilda, late the wife of Thomas Lovel, tenant in chief, 
according to the extent of her husband's lands made by Simon de Bereford, 
late escheator this side Trent, upon her taking oath not to marry without 
the king's licence. 

To Master Itherius de Concoreto, envoy of the pope and collector or 
receiver of the tenth for four }ears imposed by the pope upon the clergy of 
England, Ireland, and Wales, a moiety whereof was granttd to the king. 
The clergy of the diocese of Durham of co. Northumberland, and of the 
bishoprics of Durham and Carlisle of cos. Cumberland and AVestmoreland, 
and of the archdeaconries of Richmond and Clyveland have shewn the 
king, by their petition before him and his council, that Avhereas their 
ecclehiastical benefices and the temporalities annexed to the same, whereof 
the tenth was wont to be given, are so destroyed and wasted by the Scotch 
war that they are insufficient to pay the said tenth according to the old 
taxation, saving the maintenance ot the servitors and ministers of the 
benefices aforesaid, and that certain benefices and temporalities of those 
parts were taxed anew for this reason in the late king's time, and that 
certain others were not taxed, and they have prayed the king to cause the 
latter to be taxed anew according to their true value, and to cause the tenth 
to be levied from the same clergy according to the taxation made at another 
time and according to the taxation thus to be made anew : the king, having 
consideration to the damages that the people of those parts .'^u.'^taincd f(.r a 
great time by reason of the war, orders Master Iiherins not to exact any- 
tliing from the benefices and temporalities in those parts that were newly 
taxed beyond such new taxation until the next pjiriianiciit summoned at 
at Westminster, on Monday after vSt. Katheiine, and to sufiersede until the 
said parliament the exaction of the tenth from the benefices aibiesaid that 
have not yet been taxed anew, so that the king may then caii.^e to be done 
by his council and by the envoy's counsel what shall be just and reii.'<onable. 

By K. & U. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Thomas de Gayregra\e, king's 
clerk, whcm the king is f-ending to that county to survey the goods and 



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clmttols of ■Ro'jor de Mortno Mari, earl of March, Geoffrey de Mortno 
Mari. Oliver de Iiishaiu, and Simon do Bereford, 2s. a day for his wages 
for so long as it shall bo necessary for him to stay in the sheriff's bailiwick 
in this heiialf. By K. 

The like to the following sheriffs for the clerks named below : 

The sheriffs of Northumberland, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, 

Warwick, and Northampton, for the aforesaid Thomas. Bv K. 

The sheriffs of Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, Salop, and Stafford, 

for John de Percebrigg. By K. 

The sheriffs of Lincoln, Rutland, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and 

Huntingdon, Bedford and Buckingham, for Ralph de Wolyngham. 

ByK. 

The sheriffs of London, Middlesex, Essex, Hertford, Kent, Surrey 

and Sussex, for James de Kyngeston. By K. 

The sheriffs of Oxford, Berks, Wilts, Southampton, Somerset, Dorset, 

Devon and Cornwall, for John de Stanford. By K. 

Oct. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to William 

Daventry. de Brom and Thomas Ace, whom the king has appointed to seise into 

his hands all the castles, manors, lands, goods and chattels of Roger de 

Mortuo Mari, earl of March, in their accounts of the issues of the premises, 

3«. 4.d. a day each for their wages whilst employed about this matter 

ByK. 

Oct. 2.3. To William de Herle and his fellows, justices in eyre in co. Derby. 

Leicester. Order to cause a moiety of the deodauds in the eyre to be levied and paid to 
the abbot and convent of Newminster {de Novo Monasterio), in co. North- 
umberland, as the king has granted to them a moiety of the said deodands 
of his alms in recompence for their damages and losses in the past by reason 
of the Scotch war. It is provided that a moiety of the deodands shall remain 
to the Conversi of London, to whom the king has granted the same of his 
alms. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a moiety of the deodands in the 
aforesaid eyre to be levied and paid to the said abbot and convent. 

By the same writ. 



Membrane 19. 

Oct. 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to Henry 

Notiingham. de Percy 40 marks yearly for so long as he shall have the custody of the 
castle and town of Scardeburgh, as the late king, on 25 December, in the 
15th year of his reign, committed the custody thereof to Henry during 
pleasure, and the king, because it appeared to him by the rolls of chancery 
that others who had that custody previously were wont to receive 40 marks 
yearly, Jreijuently ordered the treasurer and barons to cause Henry to have 
allowance for the aforesaid sum for the time during which he had the custody, 
and they returned to the king that allowance was not made to Henry because 
it is not found that any who have had the said custody had allowance for 
40 marks yearly, except that Giles de Bello Campo received 40 marks for 
himself and six men-at-arms for the garrison and keeping of the castle for 
the time that he had the custody thereof. By K. 

Oct. 12. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to justice Richard de Paxton, William 

Nottingham. Bra.syere, Thomas Ruddok, and John Stobard, of the abbot of St. Alban's 

exempt jurisdiction, by their bodies until they have satisfied the church for 

their contempt and wrong, as Richard, abbot of St. Albans, has signified to the 



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Oct. 18. 
Nottingham. 



Oct. 24. 

Leicester. 



Oct. 22. 
Leicester. 



Oct. 23. 
Leicester. 



Oct. 25. 

LticcBter. 



Memhraiie 19 — cant. 

kin<i by liis letters patent that the said men are pxcommnnicated for con- 
tumacy by the abbot's authority as ordinary, and that they will not be 
justiced by ecclesiastical censure. By K. 

To John de Bolyngbrok, escbeator this side Trent. Whereas King John 
granted by his charier, wliich Henry III. confirmed, to God and St. Leonard 
and the infirni of Ci'Sterfiold 6/. to be received yearly at Cestrefehi from the 
the ferm of that manor by the hands of the fermor, in frankalnioin, in 
exchange for the toll that he had given to them in the market and fair of 
Cesterfeld when he was earl of Mortain, as is contained in (he said charter, 
which the king has inspected, and the master of the hospital ha.s given the 
king to understand that although he and his predecessors and the infirm of 
the hospital were .seised of the said G/. j'early from the time of the gift by 
the hands of the bailiffs of the manor, both when the manor was in the hands 
of the king's progenitors and in the hands of others, until the time when 
the manor was taken into the king's hands by reason of the rebellion of 
Thomas Wake, late lord of that manor, nevertheless the rent has been 
detained from him since the manor was thus taken into the king's liands, 
and he has prayed tlie king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders 
the escheator, if it be as stated, to pay to the master what is in arrears of 
the atoiesaid rent from the time when the manor was taken into the king's 
hands, and to pay to him the said rent for as long as it shall remain in the 
king's hands and in John's custody. 

To John de Insula, constable of Wyudesore castle. Order to cause the 
king's chaplains celebrating divine service in the king's chapel of the castle 
to ha^ e bread, wine, oil and other such small necessaries for divine service 
from Michaelmas last until Michaelmas next. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Bourne, sheriff of Kent, to have allowance for the costs and expenses that 
they shall ascertain that he has expended in repairing the houses and walls 
of Canterbury castle, in his custody. 

To the same. Order to allow to Eichard de Bury, late keeper of the 
king's wardrobe, in his account all sums of nioney, gold and silver vessels, 
jewels, and other things whatsoever that they t^hall ascertain by his oath or 
by the testimony of the controller of the king's househeld that Richard 
delivered to Qnoen Isabella, Queen Philippa, and to the earl of March and 
to others by the king's order to him by word of mouth, as Kichard has 
besought the king to provide for his indemnity in this behalf, since he has 
no warrant in his possession for the delivery of such goods. By K. 

To Kobert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to amove the king's 
hand (lom the manors and lands of the Hospital of St. John of Jcrii.^alem 
in England, if they liave been taken into the king's hands solely by reason 
of the death of brother Thomas Larcher, late ])rior of the Hospital, and to 
restore anything that may have been n reived thence for the king's use as it 
is .'•hewn to the king on behalf of the prior of the Ho.'-pital that the Mib- 
escheators of Simon de Bcreford, late escheator this side Trent, in divers 
counties have taken into the kinjr's hands tl-e manors and lands of the 
Hosjjital, which were conferred upon it by the liberality of the king's pro- 
genitors and of other faithful men in frankalnioin for the defence of the 
catholic faith against the Saracens, by reason of the death of tiie said prior, 
although the possessions of the Hospital were not wont to lu- seised into the 
king's hands in times past by reas()n of the change of the prior of (he 
Hospital, his death or cession, •wherefote the king has been requested to 
provide a remedy. 

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^ CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

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Ott. 12. To Simon de Bereford, eseheator beyond Trent. Order not to inter- 

Notiin>;ham. ineddlf furthor with the lands of William Musard, and to restore the issues 

tlit'reof, as tlu' kiii<^ loarns by inquisition takea by the eseheator that William 

at his death held no lauds in chief of the king by reason whereof the custody 

of liis lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Oct. 24. To Robert Selyman, eseheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Leicester, further with the lands of Simon le Chaumberlayn, and to restore the issues 
thfri'of, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Simon de Bereford, late 
osi-heator this side Trent, that Simon at his death held no lauds in chief of 
the king by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
him. 

Oct. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Geoffrey de Edenham, 

Leicester. king's clerk, has shewn the king that divers sums of money are due to him 
for his robes for the time when he was admitted to the robes of the late king, 
as appears by the account of Roger de Waltham, late keeper of the said 
king's wardrobe, which account is in the exchequer, and Geoffrey is indebted 
to ihe king in 221. 6s. S^d. for the arrears of his account of the time when 
he was keeper of the late king's manor of Faxflet, and he has besought the 
king to cause the sums thus due to him for his robes to be allowed to him 
in the said arrears : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
see the said Roger's account, and to cause allowance to be made to 
Geoffrey in the arrears for what they shall ascertain to be in arrear to 
him. By C. 

To John INIautravers, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause to be paid to Giles de Bello Campo, keeper of the king's park of 
Clary ndon, the arrears of 10^. yearly for his wages from the time of the king's 
late order to John (o cause coppice wood (coupicia) to be made in the park 
and forest of Claryndon, and to cause some of the king's subjects to be 
assigned to sell underwood therein, and to pay the said 10/. to Giles, and 
to pay to Giles 10/. yearly henceforth out of the money from the said coppice^ 
wood, as the king learns that the keeper defers paying Giles although he 
has caused such coppice-wood to be made. 

Oct. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 

Leicester. 22 February, in the first year of his reign, took the homage of Richard de 
Saunford, brother and heir of Thomas de Saunford, for all the lands that 
the said Thomas at his death held in chief of the king, and ordered Thomas 
de Harpeden, late eseheator in cos. Wilts, Southampton, Oxford, Berks, 
Bedford, and Buckingham, to cause Richard to have seisin of his brother's 
lands upon his finding security for payment of his relief, and the king now 
learns from the complamt of Laurence de Pagham, who holds certain lands in 
Dreyton that belonged to the said Richard, that the treasurer and barons 
exact from him relief for one knight's fee by reason of the said lands, 
although the lands in Dreyton are held of the king by the service of an 
eighth of a knight's fee only, and not by a greater service, because by error 
it is inserted in a memorandum in the rolls of the estreats of the chancery 
of the aforesaid year that Richard held the lands in Dreyton by the 
service of one knight's fee, wherefore Laurence has besought the king to 
provide a remedy : the king, as it is found by the inquisition taken after 
Thomas's death concerning his lands that the lands in Dreyton are held by 
the service of an eighth o£ a knight's fee for all service, orders the treasurer 
and barons to take security from Laurence for the relief for an eighth of a 
knight's fee, and to supersede entirely the demand made upon him for the 
remainder of the fee, and to cause the memorandum aforesaid to be corrected 
according to the inquisition. 



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1330. Membrane 19 — cont. 

Oct. 27. To Robert Selymnn, escheiitor this side Trent. Ortier to deliver to 

Da%entry. William Baud and Joan liis wife, late the wife of Walter <ie Patesliull, 
certain tenements in ToUeshunte Chevaler, which are held of the heir 
of Robert fitz Wauter, u minor in the king's wardship, and not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands specified l)elow that are held of other lords, 
and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
Simon de Bereford, hite escheator this side Trent, that the said Walter and 
Joan held jointly on the day of Walter's death certain tenements called 
* Barette.slond ' in ToUeshunte Chevaler, and the manor oi' Berwoldon and 
Salcote Verly, and certain lands in Wygebergh, Tollesbiry, and Leyre Marny 
of the gift and feotlment of Tliomas de Fateshull by fine levied in the late 
king's court, and that the tenements in ToUeshunte Chevaler are held of the 
heir of Robert titz Wauter, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of 
one knight's fee, and the said manors and lands are held of divers other lords 
by various services, and the king has taken U'illiam Baud's fealty for the 
lands that are thus held of the heir aforesaid. 

Oct. 28. To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors and 

Daventry. moiety specitied below, and to restore the issues received thence since the 
death of Waltei de Fateshull, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
Simon de Bereford, late escheator this side Trent, that AValter at his death 
held, as of the right and inheritance of Joan his wife, whom William Baud 
has now married, the manors of Horsmendenne, Totyntone, Ecles, and 
Rokesle, and a moiety ol' the manor of Terlyngham in Folkstan, and that 
the moiety aforesaid is held of the king in chief as of the barony of 
Averenges by the service of a twenty-fourth part of a knight's fee, and that 
the said manors are held of divers other lords by various services, and that 
Walter at his death was seised ift his demesne as of fee in the escheator's 
bailiwick of the manor of ToUeshunte Tregoz, and that it is held of John 
de Lancastria by knight service. 



Nov. 4. 
Wooditock. 



To the same. Order to deliver (o Laura, late the wife of John de 
Stotevill, tenant in chief, a third of the manor of Dedham, which Hervey 
de Staunton held for his life by John's demise, which third the king has 
assigned to her as her dower of the manor, as she prayed the king to 
assign to her dower of the manor, which is of John's inheritance and 
which was taken into the king's hands by reason of Henry's {sic) death, 
and the king therefore ordered the sheriff of Es.sex to summon Alexander 
de Walsam, John de Elmham, John de lUegh, and John Waryn, executors 
of Hervey's will, who hold the manor of the king's commission, to be in 
chancery in three weeks from Michaelmas last, which day the king had 
given to Laura to receive her dower, to shew cause why assignment of 
dower ought not to be made to Laura, and the sheriff returned that he 
had warned the executors to be in chancery at the day, at which day they 
did not appear or send any one in their place. 

To Master Itherius de Concoreto, envoy of the pope and collector of the 
first fruits of benefices vacant within a certain time, which are reserved to 
the pope and granted to the king as to the second moiety. Order to 
cause all moneys of the fruits collected by him or his sub-collectors and 
pertaining to the king to be brought to the exchequer, to be there 
delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains, receiving from them a tally of 
the king's recei|)t, whereby the king will cause him to have allowance in 
the king'B portion for the sum thus delivered. The king has ordered the 
treasurer and chamberlains to receive the moneys from Itherius. 

By p.8. [4033. J 



70 



CALExNUAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]r)30. 

Oct. 3. 

Woodstock. 



Nov. 2. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 3. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 18. 

To the ti-e.'iauier and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
tli'in.uitl in.uli' by .summons of the oxcheciuer upon Henry, bishop of 
Lim-ohi, for the e.xleitt of the hinds that belonged to Thomas de Veer, the 
custody whereof the king committed to him, as it was afterwards found by 
incjuisition taken by Snnon de Bereford, late escheatur this side Trent, that 
tlie sjud Tliomaa at his dealh held no lands of the king in chief by reason 
whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, and the king 
thtHvupon ordered the said escheator not to intermeddle further with the 
lands and to restore the issues thereof. 

To Roger des Esshes, keeper of the manor of Lovenemynstre, which 
belonged to Edmund, late earl of Kent, and which is in the king's hands by 
reason of his forfeiture. Order to pay out of the issues of the manor to 
Agnes, late the wife of Peter de Houtot, the arrears of 100*. yearly from 
tiie time when the manor came to the king's hands, and to pay the same 
sum to her for so long as it shall be in his custody, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by William de Holyns and Roger atte Assh that Agnes 
was dowered of a third of two parts of the manor, except the land of 
Bromftdd, by John de Huggele, sometime steward of Richard, then earl of 
Arimdel, in the time of the said earl Richard, and that she continued her 
seisin thereof until Edmund fiz Aleyn, afterwards earl of Arundel, agreed 
with her to pay to her 100.y. yearly from the manor for her dower for all 
her time, and that she received the said 100s. from the time of the agree- 
ment until the time when the manor was thus taken into the king's hands, 
and that she did not remit or release her estate in the said 100*. to any of 
the said earls. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to restore to Robert Launey 
of Maydeford, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, vi^hich were taken into 
the king's hands upon his being charged before the justices late in eyre in 
that county with the theft of a horse and a plough-mare, price 20*., as he has 
purged his innocence before H. bishop of Lincoln, the ordinary of the 
place, to whom he was delivered according to the privilege of the clergy. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to Robert 
son of Philip de Merston the arrears of a rent of 4 marks from the time 
when Thomas Wake's mills of Depyng' were taken into the king's hands, 
and to pay to him the said sum yearly from the issues of the mills for so 
long as they shall remain in the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisi- 
tion taken by Simon de Beret'ord, late escheator this side Trent, that John 
Wake, sometime lord of the manor of Depyng', granted to Philip de 
Merston, in 19 Edward I., 4 marks of rent to him and his heirs from the 
mills of Depyng', or until he should be provided by John or his heirs with 
that value, and that Philip was seised of the rent all his lifetime from the 
time of the grant aforesaid, and that Robert his son after his death was 
seised thereof, and received it until the mills were taken into the king's 
hands amongst other lands of Thomas Wake's, and that the mills are parcel 
of the manor of Depyng', which is held of the king in chief, and that they 
are worth yearly 10/., and that neither Philip nor Robert has been pro- 
vided by John or Thomas for the value of the rent, and the king, for a fine 
made with him by Robert, has confirmed the said grant. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas at the prosecution of John son 
of Roger de Insula — suggesting that he had impleaded Gauwyn Corder 
before the justices in eyre in co. Northampton concerning a moiety of the 
manor of Graston in that county, claiming the moiety as that which William 
Hanrede held of Roger, father of the said John, of whom John is the heir, 
which ought to pertain to John as his escheat because William committed 



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1330. Membrane 18 — cont. 

felony for which he was hauj^ed by jiulj^inent rendered before Robert 
Malet and his fellows, justices of Edward 1. to deliver tlip gaol of North- 
ampton in the 23nl yeiir of his reign, and that Gauwyu aliened before the 
justices that he held the moiety for the term of his life of ti^e king's grant 
by the king's chaiter, vhicli he proffered before the justices, and that the 
justices tlurelbre superseded the holding of the [)lea — the king, wi.diing to 
be certified whether or not the said Joiin or any of bis ancestors remitted 
or released their right in the said moiety alter the commission of the said 
felony, or changed their estate therein in any way whereby John might be 
excluded from bis action in this behalf, ordered tiie treasurer and chamber- 
lains to search the charters and other muniments and the rolls and memo- 
randa in the treasury, and to certify the king in chancery under the 
exche<iiier seal of what they found, and they have certified that they have 
searched a book in their custody wiierein are entered {intitnlantur) the 
charters of quit-chtim, deeds, and other muniments in the treasury made to 
the king's pr(>genitors, and that they found nothing entered therein that 
relates to the moiety aforesaid : the king therefore orders the justices to view 
the record ar^d process had before the justices aforesaid, which he caused to 
be adjourned before them by GeoflErey le Scrop, late chief justice of the 
said eyre, there to be pleaded to an end {jjei'jjlacitand'), and to proceed 
further in the matter aforesaid, and to do justice to the partiis aforesaid, 
notwithstanding the allegation or grant afonsaid, provided that judgment 
be not proceeded to without the king's being consulted. By pet. of C. 

Oct. 28. To the justices in eyre in co. Derby. Order to admit John de Dagworth, 

Woodstock, knight, to the office of marshal in the eyre, according to the king's former 
orders to admit him to the oiRce of proclaimer (prcconis), mar.shal, usher, and 
[to the office] of the barriers (^barret or') iu tlieir eyre, notwithstanding their 
certificate to the king, in return to the said order, that John demanded before 
them to be admitted to the office of usher and of carrying the rod and 
receiving what pertains to that office, to which he was admitted by the 
the ju?tices, and that if John had demanded that the office of the mar.-halsea 
should be delivered to him, it did not seem to them that tiuit office ought to 
be delivered to him by them, wherefore they deferred admitting him to the 
office of the marshalsea, whereupon John prayed tiie king to provide him 
with a remedy, and the king makes the present order iu consideration of 
the fact that Philip de Cokefeld [see this Calendar, 3 Edicard III., p. 507] 
was thus admitted to the office of proclaimer, marshal, usher and [to the 
office] of the barriers in the eyre of Hugh de Cressinghnm, and that 
Geoffrey le Scrop, the king's late chief justice of the eyre of Northampton 
has testified befoie the king, that John de Dagworth was admitted to the 
said office of proclaimer, marshal, usher, and of the barriers in the said 
eyre of Northampton. 

Nov. 5. To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent, Order not to inter- 

Woodstock, meddle further with a messuage and 4^ acres of pasture and 3 loods of laud 
in Kerseye and 6 acres of land in Groton, as the king learns by in(|uisiiion 
taken by Simon de Bereford, the late escheator, that Ed. de Weyland held 
them at his death in his demesne as of fee, and that the said messuage, laud 
and 4 acres of the pasture in Kerseye are held of the prior of Kerseye, 
and the land in Groton is held of the abbot of St. Edmunds by socage, and 
the half acre of pasture in Kerseye is held of the manor of Kerseye, in the 
king's hands, by the service of 6rf. yearly to the manor for all service, and 
that, Hugh le De^penser, tlie younger, after the death of Ed., entero<t the 
tenements in Kerseye, and held tliem in name of wanUhip, pretnnding that 
they were held of hir)i by kniji;lit service, and that they were taken into 
the late king's hands with Hugh's other lands, and that they are in the 
king's hands by the forfeiture of Edmund, late earl of Kent, to whom the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1380. 



Nov. 12. 
CUrondon. 



Nov. 6. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 16. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

manor wns <;ranto(l under a certain fo ni, ami tliat Hugh entered the 
tenements by no otlier til In or reason, ami did not hold tliem at iiuy time, 
anil tliat .Toesia, dauirliter of Ed , wife of Thomas Curzou, is the heir of 
Ed., and is of fnU age, ami that she did not release her right therein to 
Ilnsrh or her father or any one else 

To the treasnrer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and w ool-fells in the port of London 
IjtXiO marks, if thev ascertain that the collectors have paid this sum to John 
de lIanou[ia] or Dinns For.settiand Peter Byue, and their fellows, merchants 
of the society of the Bardi of Florence dwelling in London, the attorneys of 
the said John, in execution of the king's orders to the collectors to pay this 
sum to John for Michaelmas term, in the 3rd year of his reign, and for 
Easter following, in accordance with his grant of 7 February, in the first 
year of his reign, of this sura yearly to John. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to the aforesaid John or to his attorneys aforesaid 
oOO mnrks for INIichaelmas term last of the aforesaid 1,000 marks yearly, 
notwithstanding any other assignments upon the customs. \_F(jedera,^ 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors spe(*ified below, which have been taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of William de Claydon, and to restore 
the issues thereof to Eleanor, late the wife of the said William, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by Simon de Bereford, late escheator this side 
Trent, that William de Claydon and Eleanor his wife held on the day of 
William's death the manor of Sandou, and certain other lands in that 
town, and the manor of Esthanyngfeld, and certain lands in Wodeham 
Ferres, Sandon, and Danewebery by demise from Thomas de Hanyngfeld, 
to have to them and to William's heirs, and certain lands in Westlaton by 
fine levied in the late king's court, and that Eleanor continued her seisin of 
the said lands with William until his death, and that the manor of Sandon 
is held of the heirs of Aymer de Valencia, late earl of Pembroke, and the 
tenements in Sandon are held of the heir of Eobert de Scales, and the 
lands in Westlaton are held of Peter de Donewich, and the manor of 
Esthanyngfeld, and the lands in Wodeham Ferres, Sandon, and Danewe- 
bery are held of the heir of Robert fitz Wauter, a minor in the king's 
wardship, by knight service, and the king has taken Eleanor's fealty. 



Nov 3. 
Woodstock . 



Oct. 26. 

Leicester. 



Membrane 17. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the demand 
made by summons of the exchequer upon Henry, bishop of Lincoln, for the 
extent of the lands that belonged to Thomas de Veer, to be superseded, and 
to acquit him of the extent, the king having committed the custody thereof 
to him, as it was afterwards proved by inquisition taken by Simon de 
Bereford, late escheator this side Trent, that Thomas at his death held no 
lands in chief by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king, and the king thereupon ordered the said escheator not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands and to restore the issues thereof. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Henry, bishop of Lincoln, the manors of Leghton, Chelham, and Bokyng- 
fold, which are of the inheritance of Giles, son and heir of Bartholomew de 
Badlesmere, tenant in chief of the late king, the custody of whose lands 
durmg the heir's minority the king committed to the bishop on 6 February, 
m the second year of his reign, and to deliver to him the issues received 
thence since 13 May last, when Queen Isabella, who held the manors under 
ft certam form, rendered them to the king. 



4 EDWARD III. 



7S 



1330. 

Nov. 4. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 14. 

Clarendon. 



Nov. 12. 
Clarendon. 



Nov. 6. 
Abingdon. 



Nov. 14. 
Clarendon. 



Nov. 16. 
Clari-ndon. 

Nov. 29. 

Westminster 



Mem b ra nt \ 7 — co n t . 

To the collectors of the custom iii the port of Boiton. Order to pay to the 
count of Julers, or to Diiuis Forsetti, Bartholouit;w de B-irde, Peter Byne, 
Peter Reyuer, and Peruch', merchants of the society uf the Bardi of Florence, 
his attorneys, 450 marks for Michaehuas term from the issues of the custom, 
iu accordance with the kinj^'s grant to the count of 900 marks yearly from 
the Siiid custom. \_Fcedera.'\ 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Api)erd('!e, wliom the king has caused to be 
amoved from office, as he has asserted in chancery that he is going on 
pilgrimage {peregre) to parts beyond sea. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper of tiie cliancery, to be discharged of the 
fee and issues of the great seal from 2 March, in the third year of the king's 
reign, until 4 November last, and of rendering his account thereof for that 
lime, as the king, on the said 2 March, granted to H. bishoi)of Lincoln, the 
chancellor, iu recompeuce for his costs and expenses in the king's service, 
all issues of the hanaper of the chancery, and ordered the said John, Ijy writ 
of privy seal, to answer to the bishop for the .<aitl is-sues, and afterwards, on 
6 November, ordered John by another writ of privy seal to cause all 
moneys coming from the issues of the great seal to be kept .safely for the 
king's use, so that he should answer to the king for the issues thereof from 
4 November last. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the land and marsh specified below, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king, at the prosecution of the prior of Bilsington — suggest- 
ing that Simon de Bereford, late escheator this side Trent, pretending that 
the prior had acquired to him and his house 4 acres of land in the marsh of 
Romenhale from Nicholas son of Ralph de Codeham, and 3 acres of land 
in Uplande, and 13^ acres of marsh in the marsh of Romenhale from Henry 
Lovekyn after the publication of the statute of mortmain without the 
requisite licence, took the land and marsh into the king's liands by reason 
of such trespass, and that the land and marsh are still iu the king's hands — 
ordered Simon to make inquisition concerning the premises, and it is found 
by the inquisition that one Walter, sometime prior of Bilsington, in 
39 Henry III. to wit before the publication of the statute aforesaid, 
acquire<l to him and his church the said 4 acres from the aforesaid 
Nicholas, and that one Hamo, afterwards prior, in 4 Edward I., acquired to 
him and his house the aforesaid 3 acres in Uplande and the»said 13^ acres 
of marsh from Henry Ix)vekyn before the publication of the sUvtute afore- 
said, and not after its publication. 

To Robert de Hornclif, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to pay to 
Roger de Hor.sele 20 marks for Michaelmas term last out of the issues of 
the castle, in accordance with the late king's grant of 20 November, in the 
1 2th year of his reign, to Roger of 40 marks yearly therefrom. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk, Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Billyng' of Great Yarmouth, who is incapacitated 
by infirmity. 

To John de Crumbwell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place iu the forest of Ingelwode. Order to cause plough- 
horses {'iffri) (asaldi), and other hor.ses of small value to be 
removed trom the places in Ingelwode forest where the king's studs (/taracee) 
and great plough-inares {jumciita) of the king and of other men depasture, 
or to cause them to be gelded, as it is found by iu<iuisition taken by Richard 
de Wichefeld and John Kirkeoswald by the king's order that such horses of 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1.330. 



Nov. 20. 

\\c>tuiiD>ter, 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster. 

Nov. 30. 
U'estniinster. 

Nov. 29. 
Westmiuster. 



Dec. L 

Westminster. 



Nov. 30. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 
Westminster. 



Nov, 29. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

Miiiill \alue arc pl.-iicd or iif^istcd in the kinj^'s IjiuikIs and divers other places 
wiihiii that ^Ole^t where his studs and plough-iuares are depastured, so that 
foaU of liiile or no vahie are befioKen from the kinji's plough-mares and 
from tlie great plough-mares of divers other men of tho.-e parts. 

To Rohcrt Sclvmiin, cscboatoi- this fide Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
Airther wiiii ihe laud-> of Nicholas de Eton, and to rcstoie the it-sues thereof, 
as tlie king learns by an inquisition taken by Simon de Bereford, late 
cschcator this side Trent, that Nicholas at his death held no lands in (thief 
of the king by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king, but that he held divers lands of other lords by various services. 

To the sherifT of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Richard de Chudderlegh, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Robert Selyman, eschcator this side Trent. Older not to distrain 
John de Insula, son of Baldwin de Insula Vecta, for homage and fealty for 
his father's lands, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. 

To the same. Order to cause John de Bodham, son and heir of John 
de Hunworth, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of his father's 
lands, as he has proved his age before Simon de Bereford, late escheator 
this side Trent, and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Edmund de Cressy, late sheiiff of Nottingham, for 4/ 1*-. 2d., 
as the king, in response to Edmund's request for allowance of the expenses 
incurred by him in repairing houses by order of William de Herle and his 
fellows, late justices in eyre in that county, for the session of the justices in 
Notiiigham castle, ordered William to certify him of the expenses aforesaid, 
and he has certified that it was found before hira and his fellows by the oath 
of the surveyors of the repairs aforesaid and of the workmen of the same 
work that Edmund expended the aforesaid amount. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of William de Cotes, and to restore the issues thweof 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by Simon de Bereford, ]al;e escheator 
this side Trent, that William at his death held no lands of the king in chief 
by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to fiertain to the king, but 
that he held divers lands of other lords by various services. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Oi'der to restore to Edvpard de Monte 
Hermerii his lands, goods and chattels, which the king caused to be taken 
into his hands by reason of the suspicion that was then had that Edward 
fiad adhered to Edmund, late earl of Kent, and the issues received thence 
by the sheriff, as the king deems Edward guiltless (inmunen) of the 
premises, and has lestored to him his lands, goods and chattels. 
[Fcedera.-] By K. & C. 

The like to the sheriffs of Cornwall, Southampton, and Wilts. \_Ibid.'] 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Richard de Bolde of Alwandelegh, who is insuffi- 
ciently qualified. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer to be elected for the forests of 
Henry, earl of Lancaster, of Toxthat, Croxthat, and Symondeswold, in 
place of Robert Sonky, who is incapacitated by infirmity. 



Nov. 16. 
CUrendon. 



Membrane 16, 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of William de Claydoa, and to resto re the issues thereof, 



4 EDWARD 111. 



7# 



1330. 



Nov. 15. 
Clarendou. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

as the king learns by iuquisitioii taken by Simon c'e Bereford, la'o csc-heritor 
this side Trent, that William at bis death held no lands of the king in 
chief by rejison whereof the cnstody of his lands ought to peft<iin to him. 

To the collectors of the old custom in the port of London. Order to deliver 
to Dinus Forcetti, Francis Grandoni, John Fraunceys, Peter Byne, Francis 
de Bosco, and L<»trinus Colyn, and their fellows, men-hants of the society 
of the Bardi of Florence, or to cue of them, all moneys from the said 
custom and the issues received thence since 17 August, in the third year of 
the king's reign [etc., as at page 15 above]. 

Nov. 25. To the sheriff of Kent. Ortler to cause to be delivered to Henry de Ley- 
Westminster, burn his lands, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of his out- 
lawry at the king's suit for eertaiu trespasses whereof he was indicted before 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer 
in that county, as the king learns by the record of Henry le Scrop and bis 
fellows, justices to hold pleas before him, whicli he has cau>ed to come 
before him in chancery, that the aforesaid outlawry was annulled before him. 

Nov. 27. To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Joan, late the wife of Richard Sifrewast, tenant in chief, the following of 
his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : a third of the manor 
ofClyware, co. Berks, of the yearly value of 291. ils. S^d. ; at third of the 
manor of Colford, co. Suffolk, of the yearly value of 6/. 4*. O^d. ; a third of 
certain lands in Bradburgham (sic), co. Cambridge, which lands are of the 
yearly value of 46*. 5^d. 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 5. 
Woodstock. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



To the same. Order to deliver to Hamo son of Fulk Lestraunge the 
manor of Chesewordyu, which was taken into the king's hands by reason 
of the death of John Lestraunge of Cbesewordyn, and to restore the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by iu(juisition taken by Simon de Bereford, late 
escheator this side Trent, that John held the manor for life of Fulk's grant, 
and that it ought to remain after John's death to the said Hamo by fine 
levied in the late king's court, and that it is held in chief of the king by the 
service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and the king has taken Hamo's homage. 

By p.s. [4055.] 

To the same. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Richard 
Daniory, tenant in chief, the following of his lands, which the king has 
assigned to her in dower: the manor of the Bnkkenhnll, co. Oxford, of the 
yearly value of 161. 6s. Sd.; certain lands in Sexyntou, in the same county, 
of the yearly value of GO.?. ; and 4/. 14.y. o^d. of yearly rent from divers 
tenants in the manor of Blechestlou, in the same county ; a third of the 
profit of two pans of the town of Gedyndon, in the same county, which 
Richard held of the king at fee-ferm for 10 marks yearly; a third of the 
prohts of the manor of Hedyngton and of the hundred of Bolyndeu and 
of the hundred without the east gate of Oxford, in the same county, which 
Richard held of the king in fee-ferm for 81/. yearly. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to restore to John de Aspale all his 
lands, goods and chattels, which the king caused to be taken into his hands 
upon suspicion of his having adhered to Edmund, late earl of Kent, and 
the issues thereof, as the king deems him guiltless thereof and has restored 
to him his lands, goods and chattels. By K. & C. 

The like to the sheriff of Cambridge. 

To Robert de Aspalo. Order to restore the aforesaiil .Tohn his lands, 
goods and chattels, which are in Richard's custody by the king's commis- 
sion, and the issues thereof. By K. k C 



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CALENDAR OF OLOSE ROLLS. 



■ioo/\ Membrane 16 — cont. 

iHv. J). r<> tho slu'iiir of Wilts. Order to lesioro to Tngelrara Beren«?er his 

\Vci>t minster, himls, goods and chntttd.s, which the king caused to he taken into his hands 
upon .suspicion of his having adiiered to the aforesaid earl, and the issues 
iht'ivof, as the king deems him guiltless. 

Tho liko to the following : 

The sheriff of Soutlianiplon, for the said Ingelrain. 

The sheriff of Wilts, for William Spersolt. 

The t^heriH" of Devon, for Robert de Taunton. 

'J'he sheriff' of Northampton, for the said Robert. 

The sheritf' of Norfolk, for John de Harsyk. 

The sheriff of Devon, for John de Say of Mertok. 

The sheriff of Wilts, for George de Percy. 

Roger atte Assh, constable of Arundel castle, for the said George. 

Dec. 5. To U illiam de Tatham, keeper of the castle of Cliderhou. Order to 

Westminster, pay to Joliu de Hemmyngburgh, to whom the king has committed the 

custody of Ins park of Ightenhull during good behaviour, as much for the 

custody thereof out of the issues of the castle as others who have had the 

custody were wont to receive. 

Dec. 7. To the sheriff" of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of Roger Beauflour, deceased. 

Dec. 10. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause the warden and brethren of 

WestDiinster. the order of Friars Minors, Bedford, to have 10 marks of the king's alms 
from the deodands adjudged to the king in the eyre of Bedford. 



Dec. 7. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 7. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 9. 

Westminster. 



To the sheriff" of Derby. Order to cause the moiety of the deodands 
adjudged before William de Herle and his fellows, justices in eyre in that 
county, that the king reserved to the Conversi of London when he ordered 
the other moiety to be levied and paid to the abbot and convent of New- 
minster, to be levied and paid to the Conversi or to Thomas de Kirkelade, 
their attorney. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Robert 
de Hornclif, to whom the king has committed the custody of the castle of 
Baumburgh during pleasure, in his account at the exchequer as much as 
others who have had that custody veere wont to receive. 

To Robert Seliman, escheat or this side Trent. Order to cau.se dower to 
be assigned to Matilda, late the wife of William son of William de 
Charpenvyll, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without 
the king's licence. 



Membrane 15. 

Dec. 8. To Warin de Rugge. Order to restore to Fulk le fitz Waryn, the elder, his 

Westminster, castle of Whifyngton, and all his other lands, goods and chattels in Warin's 
custody, and the issues thereof for which answer has not yet been made to 
the king, who caused Fulk's lands, goods and chattels to be taken into his 
hands upon suspicion of his having adhered to Edmund, late earl of Kent, 
as the king 'deems him guiltless and has restored his lands. By K. & C. 

To the sheiiff of York. Like order for restitution to Fulk of his lands, 
goods and chattels. By K. & C 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Gloucester, for Fulk fitz Waryn, the younger. 
The sheriff of Wilts, for John Gymmyng. 
The sheriff of Southampton, for the said John. 
The sheriff of London, for John de Ebor[aco]. 



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Like order for restitution 
By K. & C. 



1330. Membrane 15 — cont. 

The sheriff of Kent, for John de ^loresdenne. 
Tlie sheriff of Warwick, for ^lalculin Miisard. 
The sheriff of Somerset, for the same. 
The sheriff of Worcester, for the same. 

Dec. 9. To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. 

Westminster, to Thomas Wake of Lidel. 

The like to the followinj; : 

Hugh de Longetlon, late sub-escheator in co. Lincoln. 

Gilbert de Burgh, hue sub-escheator in co. Essex. 

John de Munkelane, late sub-escheator in cos. Northampton and 

Rutland. 
William de Kirkeby, late sub-escheator in co. Bedford. 
Tlie justice of North Wales, or to him who supplies his place there, 

for Rhys ap Griffith. 
The justice of West Wales, or to him who supplies his place there, for 

the said Rhys. 
The lord of Lunymdevery, for the said Rliys. 
The steward of Pembroke, for the said Rhys. 

Dec. 7. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of John de Medelan, deceased. 

Dec. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. The abbot of Holmcoltran has shewn the king, by petition before him and 
his counsel, that the king is indebted to him in 100 marks, which John de 
Louthre, the late king's receiver of victuals at Carlisle, received from the 
abbot as a loan for the expedition of divers of the late king's affairs there, 
as appears by a bill of the late king's wardrobe in the abbot's possession, 
and the abljot is indebted to the king in 280/. for victuals bought by him 
in the late king's time, which sum is attermined to be paid at the rate of 
of 40 marks yearly at the exchequer, and he has prayed the king to cause 
the said 100 marks to be allowed to him in the aforesaid 280/. ; the king 
therefore orders them, if they find that the former sum is due to the abbot 
from the king, to cause it to be allowed to the abbot at the first terms at 
which the latter sum is attermined, and to cause a tally of the king's 
receipt to be levied at each of the said terms for the portion to be thus 
allowed, and to cause the abbot to have the tally, until the 100 marks have 
been allowed. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 15. To Master Itherio de Concoreto, the pope's collector or receiver of the 

Westminster, tenth for four years imposed by the pope upon the clergy of England, Ireland, 
and U'ales, a moiety whereof was granted to the king. The clergy of the 
bishopric of Durham, cos. Northumberland, Westmoreland, and Cumberland, 
and of the archdeaconries of Richn)ond, Cliveland, York, and the East 
Riding, and of the liberty of St. Cuthbert of Alverton, Alvertonshire, and 
Creyk have shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in the 
present parliament, that their ecclesia,stieal benefices and temporalities 
annexed to spiritualities whence the tenth was wont to be given are so 
wasted and destroyed by the Scotch war that they are insufficient to pay the 
tenth alore.«aid according to the old taxation, saving to the servants and 
mini!«ters of the benefices their maintenance, and that certain benefices and 
temporalities of those parts were taxed anew lor these reasons in the late 
king's time, and certain were not taxed, and that although they, notwith- 
standing their destruction and poverty aforesaid, are prepared to pay the 
present tenth for four years according to the value of their benefices and 
temporalities, nevertheless the collectors of the tenth have compcllecl the said 
clergy to pay the tenth according to the old taxation by excommunication 



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Dec. 10. 

We.stminster. 



Dec. 8. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 9. 
NVestminHter. 



Dec. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 
nn«l otlier ooolcsinsticnl censuro.s ; by reason whereof the kint^, at the prose- 
ctitioii of (he clerjry of tlie sai(l bishopric and counties, and of the arch- 
doiu-onries of Hioliinorid and Clivchmd, ordered tlie said Master Itherius not 
to exact aiiiiht from tiie benefices and temporalities in those parts taxed 
anew beyond tho new taxation aforesaid until the present parliament, and to 
siiporsoile until then tiie exaction from the clergy of those ])arts for the 
afon-snid tenth from their benclices that had not been taxed anew, so that 
the kill": misrht (hen cause to be done what is iust and reasonable; where- 
fore the elerjiy aforesaid have besou»ht the king to provide a remedy in this 
beh;ilf, and itherius has granted, before the king and his council in parlia- 
ment — because the king has granted to the said clergy that they shall pay 
the moiety of the tentli granted to the king according to the new taxation, 
and that their benefices and tem[)oralities that have not been taxed anew at 
another time shall be taxed anew, and the king's moiety of the tenth shall 
be paid according to such new taxation — that he will write to the pope con- 
cerning the moiety reserved for the po|)e's use in order to learn his pleasure 
in this matter, and that he will not exact aught from the benefices and 
temporalities in those parts beyond the new taxation until he shall be certified 
of the pope's pleasure, and that he will meanwhile supersede the levying cf 
the tenth from the benefices and temporalities in those parts that have not 
yet been newly taxed : the king therefore orders him to cause the tenth to 
be levied according to the new taxation from the benefices and temporalities 
that have been newly taxed, and to supersede in the meantime the exaction 
of the tenth from those that have not been taxed anew. By pet. of C. 

To GeofiVey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. Order to admit William de ShareshuU to be one of the king's 
Serjeants in the matters before them that concern the king, as the king wills 
that William shall be one of his Serjeants for this purpose. By K. 

The like to the justices of the Bench. By K. 

To Simon de Ruggeleye, chamberlain of Chester. Order to pay to the 
constables, sheriffs, fletchers, (at ti Ilia tori bus), parkers and other ofiicers, 
bailiffs and ministers of the king within that bailiwick their usual fees and 
wages, and the alms established of old time. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Hugh le 
Burguillon, son and heir of Robert le Burguillon, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of his father's lands, as the king has taken his homage and rendered 
to him his lands, although he has not yet proved hifi age. By p.s. [4084.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
The communities and inhabitants of the following towns and places of the 
duchy of Aquitaine, to wit Bourg (Burg), Blaye (Blavia), St. Sever, 
St Quitferie (Sancfn Qtiiterio), Bonnegarde {Bonegarde), Sorde (Soidc), 
La Batud, Peyrehorade (Perforade), Pouillon {Pillion), Hure (ffegre),and 
Labouheyre (Herbefavre), and certain meichants of the said places, have 
shewn the kin?, by petition before him and his council, that the king, in his 
parliament at Wes-tminster, in the first year of his reign, granted to them, 
for divers sums of money lent by tbem to tlie late king, that they should have 
all issues of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port of South- 
ampton until they should recover and have the arrears of the said debts, 
and granted that they should have the second part of his seal called ' coket ' 
in that port until they should be thus satisfied, and that one of their proctors 
should stay at the king's cost for the collection and receipt of the customs, who 
should receive Qd. a day, as contained in the king's letters patent, and they 
allege that they have been unjustly amoved by the king from the collection 
and receipt of the said issues by reason of an assignment made by him to 



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Membrane 15 — cont. 

the merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, and they have prayed 
him to order the issues of the custom in the aforesaid port to be restored to 
theai, or to cause p.iyment of the arrears of the said debts to be made to 
them : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons and chnmberhiins, 
if they find by inspection of the said letters or otherwise that the premises 
are true, to cause the said communities, inhabitants, and merchants to have 
the issues of the aforesaid custom in the said port without delay, to be 
received in form aforesaid, and if they cannot do it by reason of the king's 
arduous affairs, to cause an assignment or other satisfaction for the arrears 



of the said debt to be made to them. 



By pet. of C. 



Dec. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be paid 

Westminsttr. to the abbess of Chuteriz 10/. yearly from the time when the manor of 
Keresoize {sic), co. Suffolk, came to the king's hands by the death of Edmund, 
late earl of Kent, as she has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council, that the manor is held of her at fee-ferm a yearly sum of 10/., and 
that she and her predecessors were seised of that sum in the time of Hugh 
le Despenser, the younger, and in the time of Edmund, late earl of Kent, 
who lately held the manor, and at other times past until the manor came to 
the king's hands after the said earl's death, and that the rent has been 
detained from her for all the time that the manor was in the king's hands, 
and she has piayed the king to order the rent to be paid to her for that time. 

By pet. of C. 

Dec. 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of Philip Pympt, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Dec. 5. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 29. 
Westminster. 

Dec. 9. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 10. 

Westmiuster. 

Dec. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John, 
son of Ranulph de Essex, kinsman and heir of John de Essex, tenant in 
chief", to have seisin of the lands of the said John de Essex, as he has proved 
his age before Simon de Bereford, late escheator this side Trent, and the 
king has taken his homage. , By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Sauston, who is insufificiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Warwick and Leicester. Order to resume into the king's 
hands all the castles and lands of Henry de Bello Monte, and to restore them 
to him together with his goods and chattels and the issues of the castles and 
lands for which answer has not yet been made to the kin<', as the king has, 
by the consent of the prelates, earls, barons, and magnates of the realm in 
the present parliament, restored to Henry his castles, land.s, goods and 
chattels, which the king lately ordered the sheriff to take into the king's 
hands for divers trespasses and exc^esses wherewith Heury was chargid by 
the counsel of certain of the king's councillors of that time, as the king 
deems him guiltk'Ss of the said trespasses and excesses. By K. & C. 

The like to the sherifl' of Nottingham and Derby. 

The like to the sheriff of Norfolk for Thomas Roscelyn. 

To the chamberlain of Kaermerdyn. Order to pay to the king's yeoman, 
John de Monte Gomeri, usher of the king's chamber, to whom the king, on 
24 November, in the second year of his reign, f^ranted the custody of the 
castle of Lampadarvaur in Wales, which John de Skydemore held for life, 
to hold in the same manner as John do Skydemore held it, the arrears of 



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Dec. 12. 
Wt'stminstor. 



Dec. 7. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 13. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 8. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 11. 

Westminster. 



Mcmh'ane 14 — cunt. 

his wn£:P3 for the time that he hns had the custody and for so long as he 
shall have the custody, as has been usually paid to other keepers of the castle 
heretofore. 

To the shorift' of Bedford. Order to cause the Conversi of the king's 
house at London, or to thi-ir attorney, to have 10/. from the deodands 
adjudged hefort' the justices in eyre in that county, which the king has 
grantfil to ilu-m of his alms for the repair of their chapel and houses. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
NN'hereas the king is bound to William de Colby, treasurer of Queen 
Phiiippa, in 1)97/. 7s. 3d. for divers expenses incurred by him on her behalf, 
ns appears by four bills of the king's wardrobe sealed with the seals of 
Kicliard de Bury, late keeper of the said wardrobe, and of Master Thomas 
de (Jarton, then keeper of the said wardrobe, and the king ordered his clerk 
Master Itherius de Concoreto, envoy of the pope and collector of the first 
fruits of ecclesiastical benefices reserved by the pope for a certain time, a 
moiety whereof was granted to the king, to pay the aforesaid sum to William 
out of the moiety due to the king : the king orders them to receive the 
aforesaid bills from William for the king's discharge, and to charge Richard 
and Thomas therewith. 

To Master Itherius de Concoreto. Order to pay the aforesaid sum as 
above to the said William. 

To Kobert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a parcel of land called ' Kelleynek ' specified below, and to 
restore the issues thereof to Richard de Campo Arnulphi, as the king — upon 
its being found by inquisition taken by Simon de Bereford, late escheator 
this side Trent, that Ralph de Beaupre at his death held a parcel of land in 
the manor of Penalym of William de Chaumbernoun, whose lands were in 
the king'.s iiands by reason of the death of Henry de Chaumbernoun, his 
father, by homage and fealty for all service, and that he held no other lands 
of the king in chief as of the crown bv reason whereof the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held a parcel of land called 
' Kelleynek ' of Richard de Campo Arnulphi by the service of a knight's 
fee, and divers other lands of other lords by various services, and that John 
de Beaupre, son of the said Ralph, was his next heir and was then aged tAvo 
years — ordered the said Simon to retain in the king's hands until further 
orders the parcel thus held of the said William, and not to intermeddle 
further with the parcel held of the aforesaid Richard, and the said Simon 
did not take care to amove the king's hand from the parcel held of Richard, 
as the king is given to understand on Richard's behalf. 

To Roger atte Assh, constable of Arundel castle. Order to cause thirteen 
does of the present season to be taken at the king's cost in the forest of 
Arundel, and to cause them to be delivered to S. archbishop of Canterbury, 
according to the form of a com])osition made between Boneface, sometime 
archbishop of Canterbury, and dohn son of Alan, then earl of Arundel. 

By p.s. [4078.] 

'i"o John de Houton, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a rent of 35*. 5c?. in Brantyngham specified below, and to 
restore the issvics thereof, as the king — upon its being found by inquisition 
taken by John de Bolyngbrok, late escheator beyond Trent, that Margery 
de Foliot at her death held no lands in chief of the king in her demesne as 
of fee by leason whereof the custody of her lands ought to pertain to the 
king, but that she held for life the manor of Norton and 35*. 5c?. of rent in 
Brantyngham of the inheritance of Margery, daughter of Richard Foliot, 
and of Margaret her sister, and that the said manor is held of Queen 
Phiiippa as of the honour of Pontefract by knight service, and that the said 



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Dec. 14. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 15. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 29. 
Westminster. 



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is held of Thomas de Wake of Lidel," whose lands were in the king's hands, by 
knight service, and that the said Margery, whom Hugh d»^ Hastyngee 
married, and the said Margaret, whom John de Camoys murried, were of 
lull nge — ordered the said John de "Holyngbrok to retain in the king's hands 
the said rent until further orders, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manor aforesaid and with the other lands that belonged to Margery and that 
are held of other lords, and to restore the issues thereof, and the king has 
now ordered all the said Thomas's lands, goods and chattels to be restored 
to him. 

'i'he like ' mutatis mutandis,' to John de Bolingbrok, late escheator 
beyond Trent. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to seise into the 
king's hands all the lands whereof Edmund, late earl of Arundel, was seised 
in his demesne as of fee at his death, and to deliver iheni, together with the 
knights' fees and advovvsons of church whereof the earl was similarly seised, 
to Richard de Arundell, son of the said earl, except the lands, knights' fees 
and advow.sons that the earl held of the late king's gift, as Richard has 
besought the king, by petition before him and his council, to restore to him 
as next heir the lands of the earl, and the king, although he might ret^iin 
the lands in his hands by reason of certain claims, has taken, by the assent 
of the prelates, earls, barons and other magnates of the realm in the present 
parliament at Westminster, Richard's homage for the lauds that his 
father at his death held in chief of the late king, and has rendered them to 
him, except the lands that the earl had of the late king's gvant, because 
Richard has submitted him.self to the king's grace and the king wishes to 
deal graciously with him in contemplation of the favour {boni loci) that the 
king believes he will hold with him and his heirs in the future. 

By p.s. [4108.] 

The like to William de Clynton, justice of Chester, or to him who 
supplies his place, concerning the earl's lands in co. Chester. 

By the same writ. 

The like to John de Pulteneye, mayor of the city of London, escheator in 
the city, concerning the earl's lands in the city. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause to be restored to John de 
Melton Moubray, clerk, his goods and chattels, which were t^iken into the 
king's hands upon his being charged with burglary of the house of William 
de Beston in Isotingham before Walter de Goushull and Richard de Whatton, 
the late king's justices to deliver Notingham gaol, as he has purged hia 
innocence before W. archbishop of York, the ordinary of the place, to whom 
he was delivered according to the privilege of the clergy. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent, Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Gatele and the other lands mentioned below, 
which have been taken into the king's hands by reason of the death oi" 
Robert Banyard, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Simon de Bereford, late escheator this side Trent, that 
Robert at his death held no lands of the king in chief by reason whereof 
the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the 
said manor for life by the courte^^y of England of the inheritance of Lucy, 
diiughterof Roger atte Asshe, wlioni Robert son of Robert Banyard married, 
and that the manor is held of Queen Isabella as of the manor of Haule, in 
the king's hands, by the service of two knights' fees and by the service of 
rendering 205. yearly to the ward of Dover castle, and that he held diver.- 
other lands of other lords by various services, and that the aforesaid Lucy is 
of ndl age. 



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j.'^^Q^ Membrane 11 — cont. 

Dec. 16. To the sheriff of Buckinchnm. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Wtstuiiusicr. to be eltH-'led in phice of John de la Lude, who is insufficiently qualified. 

lX>c. 18. To the treasurer and barous of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Wfstuiinstor. Whereas the late kinj; by his letters patent, which the king Las inspected, 
granti-xi to the j)i ior and ciuions of Ivyciuuch ( Monasterio Ederoso) 100*. 
yearly of alms from his manor of Claryndon by the hands of the bailiff of the 
manor, in aid of finding ;i light in the monastery for ever, and the prior, by 
his petition before the king and his council, has shewn the king that he has, 
through the default of divers bailiffs of the manor who did not take care to 
pay to him the .^aid lOO.f., incurred divers costs and expenses in divers suits 
miide by him and his men to obtain payment of the said 100*., and he has 
not been able to obtain payment of the rent by reason of any of the said 
suits, and he luis prayed the king to ordain for payment thereof otherwise 
than by the bailiff of the manor : the king, considering that the grant was 
made to holy church for the honour of God, orders the treasurer and barons 
and chamberlains to pay the said 100*. yearly to the prior and canons from 
the treasury, or to cause that sum to be paid to them until the prior be else- 
w^here provided with payment by the king, so that the light aforesaid do not 
cease for want of payment. The treasurer and barons are enjoined to 
inform the king speedily where the prior may conveniently be paid the 
aforesaid sum in co. Wilts or in the adjoining parts. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 13. 

Dec. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Gerard Fulchier, Reymund du Mas, Reymund Arnald de Montanser, John 
de London, Peter Johannis, William Amaneui, Peter Guillelmi de Chenal, 
Wilham Gonel, and Stephen Bartlemeu, vintners of the duchy [of Acqui- 
taine], have shewn the king that the late king, in the 5th year of hi.s reign, 
assigned to them a moiety of the issues of the custom of wool in the port of 
Southampton, to be received by the hands of Reymund Arnald and John de 
London until the said vintners should be satisfied for 331/. due to them for 
85 tuns of wine taken from them by Walter Waldeshef, the late king's 
butler, and ttiey were amoved from the said custom by pretext of the 
ordinances made in the aforesaid fifth year, by reason whereof they prayed 
the present king, by their petition before him and his council in parliament 
in the first year of his reign, to cause payment to be made to them of the 
arrears of the said sum, and the king granted to them all the issues of the 
custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Ipswich, to be 
received from the collectors thereof until they should be satisfied for what 
was thus in arrear, and they have been unjustly amoved from the receipt 
thereof, as they assert, by reason of an assignment mada to the merchants 
of the society of tlie Bardi of Florence, wherefore they have prayed the 
king to order the issues of the custom in that port to be restored to them, or 
to cause payment to be made to them of the arrears of the said debt : the 
king therefore orders the treasurer, barons and chambtrlains to see the 
letters patent of the sai.j grant, and if they find by inspection thereof or 
otherwise that the premises are true, to cause the issues of the custom in the 
said port to be assigned to them without delay, to be received in form 
aforesaid. If they cannot conreniently do this by reason of the king's 
arduous affairs, they are to cause an assignment or other satisfaction to be 
made to the said vintners for the arrears of the said debts. By pet. of C. 

w^TmiJ!!!" '^^ ^^^ ^P'f • lobelia, late the wife of William Duraunt of Newerk, 

WestnunBter. executnx of his will, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 



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Westminster. 



Dec. 19. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cout. 

council in the present parliament, that he is indebted to her in o2 marks 
10*. 'id., lent to him by William in the port of Boston in the first year of 
his reign, as appears by the king's letters patent under his seal cjilled ' cokef,' 
which she has in her possession, and she has besought t!ie king to order this 
.sum to be paid to her or to cause satisfaction therefor to be imule to her: 
the king therefore orders them to view the letters aforesaid, and if they 
ascertain that the .said sum is still owing to the executrix, to cause it to be 
paid to her out of the treasury or cause her to have a suitable assignment 
for it. By pet. of C. 

To H. bishop of Lincoln. Whereas the king — at the prosecution of the 
abbess and convent of Waterbeche, by petition before him and his council, 
suggesting that she and her convent lately acquired a messuage and 8 acres 
of land in Wydenham and the advowson of the cliurch of that town from 
Christina de Kyrkeby, by the late king's licence, and she and her convent 
presented to the said bishop to the church after the acquisition a clerk of 
hers, requesting the bishop to admit him and to institute him parson of the 
same, and that certain persons, scheming to impede the presentation of the 
abbess and convent, procured one William Sherenian, clerk, to be presented 
to the church by the king, and hereupon procured the king's writ of 
prohibition to be directed to the bishop that a parson should not be admitted 
to the church until it should be determined {discussum) in the king's court 
whether the advowson pertained to him or to the abbess and convent, by 
pretext whereof the bishop has hitherto refused to admit the presentation of 
the abbess and convent to the church — wishing to be certified whether or 
not any plea was before John de Stonore and his fellows, justices of the 
Bench, between him and th:- abbess and convent concerning the aforesaid 
church, ordered John to search his rolls and to certify him in chancery 
of what he should find concerning this matter, and John has certified that 
he did not find any plea pending before him and his fellows between the 
king and the abbess and convent concerning the church, and that Alexander 
de Hadenham, who sues for the king, said that he had not prosecuted any 
plea for the king against the aforesaid abbess and convent concerning the 
aforesaid church, and that he did not know of any plea prosecuted by the 
king against them concerning the same : the king, because the aforesaid 
William, being called in chancery, shewed nothing for the king by reason 
whereof the presentation ought to pertain to the king, orders the bishop to 
do further at the presentation of the abbess and convent what pertains to 
his office, notwithstanding the king's presentation or prohibition aforesaid. 

To Henry le Scrop, late chief-justice to hold pleas before the king. 
Order to deliver to GeofFrey le Scrop by indenture the writs, rolls, records, 
processes, memoranda, and all other things touching the office of chief- 
justice that are in Henry's custody, as the king wills that GeofFrey shall be 
his chief-justice to hold the said pleas during pleasure, and he has taken his 
oath due in this behalf. By K. and C. 

To the said GeofFrey. Order to receive and keep the writs, rolls, etc., 
aforesaid. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Nicholas de Ellerker of Newcastle-on-Tyne has shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council in Parliament, that the late king received as a loan 
200 marks from Nicholas and John his brother, now deceased, of whose 
will he is the executor, in the said king's chamber for the expedition of 
certain of his affairs, as appears by his letters patent under his privy seal in 
Nicholas's possession, for which 200 marks Nicholas and John have not 
received any payment or satisfaction, and Nicholas has prayed the king to cau.s« 
the said 200 marks to be paid to him or to cause satisfaction therefor to be 

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luiule lo him : the kinp therofore orders them to see the letters aforesaid, 
niui if tlii'v luscertain thiit the 200 marks are still owing to Nicholas, to 
CAUse them to be paid out of the treasury or to cause him to have an 
iignment for that sum. By pet. of C. 



EKv. 27. To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 

Wesuuinstfr. Bnrtiioloniow (ie Burgherssh to have all his goods and chattels in the manors 
ofXorthwold, co. Essex, Bissheby (sic), co. Hertford, EstoQ,co. Northampton, 
Talleworth and Baggeshote, co. Surrey, which belonged to Edmund, late 
earl of Kent, tiie custody whereof the king committed to Bartholomew, the 
iiiaiiois having bien seised into the king's hands for certain reasons, as 
Bartholomew has prayed the king to aid him so that he do not incur damage 
for his goods and chattels in the said manors. 

Dec. 16. To Master Thomas de Garton, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account 

Wesiuiiuster. with Thomas de Escrik, king's clerk, for the time during which he was 
employed, with Thomas Wake of Bliseworth, then sheriff of Northampton, 
in surveying and enquiring concerning the goods that Robert de Taunton, 
clerk, who was charged with adhering to Edmund, late earl of Kent, had 
in that county, and to cause him to have reasonable wages for the said time, 
as lie has given the king to understand, by petition before him and his council 
in parliament, that he has not been satisfied for his wages for the time 
aforesaid, although he was occupied for some time in the work, and he has 
prayed the king to cause him to be satisfied for his wages. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 10. To the keeper of the castle and honour of Dynebegh, or to him who 

Westminster, supplies his place. lorward Chaumberleyn has shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council, that Thomas, sometime earl of Lancaster, then 
lord of the aforesaid castle and honour, granted by his deeds to lorward the 
bailiwick of Amobres and Isalet, the mill of Tallebryn, and 32/. Is. Id. of 
the yearly rent and ferms issuing from certain tenants in the towns of 
Beryng and Tallebryn, which are within the honour aforesaid, to hold for 
life, and lorward held the premises in peace by virtue of the said grant 
until they were taken into the late king's hands amongst the said earl's 
lands by reason of his forfeiture, and the present king afterwards restored 
the premises to lorward, who was of the earl's quarrel, because the quarrel 
was adjudged good and just in parliament, and the premises were taken 
into the king's hands amongst the lands of Roger de Mortuo Mari by reason 
of his forfeiture, and lorward has prayed the king to cause them to be 
restored to him, and the king has accordingly done so : the king therefore 
orders the keeper to deliver to lorward the premises, if they be in the 
king's hands solely by reason of the said Eoger's forfeiture. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

r\ estminster. Order to cause allowance to be made to Richard de Grey of Codenore, in 
the debts due from him to the king, for the sums due to him from the king 
for the late king's time and his own time bj- divers bills of the wardrobe in 
Richard's possession, as Richard has prayed the king, by petition before him 
and his council in parliament, to cause the debts due from the king to be 
thus allowed to him. 

Dec. 10. To the same. John de Lilleburn has shewn the king, by petititon before 

vestminster. the kmg and his council in parliament, that he is bound to render account 
of the time when he was sheriff of Northumberland, and the king is 
indeoted to him in divers sums of the late king's time, as appears by bills of 
the said king's wardrobe in his possession, and he has prayed the king to 
cause his account to be audited, and to cause any debts that may be found 
to be due from him to be allowed to him in the debts due to him from the 



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king, and that, after the account have been rendered, if it be found that the 
king is indebted to him, to order the amount thereof to be paid to him : the 
king therefore oiders them to audit John's account, and to allow to him in 
the debts that tht-y shall find to be due from him what the king owes to him, 
and to cause any surplus due to him from the king to be paid out of the 
treasury, or to cause him to have assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 12. 

Dec. 15. To Robert Selyraan, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, the following of the earl's 
lands, which the king has assigned to her in tenancy for her maintenance, 
in response to her petition before him and his council in parliament for 
assignment of dower, although he might have deferred the assignment by 
reason of certain claims, especially as the extents of the lands have not yet 
been returned into chancery according to custom : the manor and town of 
Aulton, with the hundred and the small rents in the same town and other 
appurtenances, in co. Southampton, as of the value of 88/. IS*. Qd. yearly; 
the manor and town of Andevre, with the hundred and other appurtenances 
and with the increment of the ferm of the town, in the same county, as of 
the value of 104/. 1*. 0^/. yearly ; the manor of Bedehanipton, in the same 
county, as of the value of 100/. yearly ; the manor of Lammersh, co. Essex, 
as of the value of 31/. 10*. Od. yearly ; the manor of Northweld, in the same 
county, as of the value of 40/. 9*. Od. yearly ; the town of Wichio, 
CO. Worcester, as of the value of 89/. 5*. Od. yearly ; the manor of 
Assheford in the Peak, co. Derby, as of the value of 80/. yearly ; the manor 
of Bissheie, co. Hertford, as of the value of 41/. 18*. Orf. yearly ; the manor of 
Leiham, co. Suffolk, as of the value of 35/. 9*. Qd. yearly ; the manor of 
Kerseye, in the same county, as of the yearly value of 27/. 6«. 5d. yearly ; 
the manor of Torpel and Upton, co. Northampton, as of the value of 100/. 
yearly ; the manor of Eston in the same county, as of the value of 40/. 
yearly ; the manor of Wockyng with the hamlet of Hok and the manors of 
Sutton and Pirifrith, co. Surrey, as of the value of 84/. yearly ; the manor 
of Gretham, co. Lincoln, as of the value of 41/. 3s. Id. yearly; certain 
lands in Caldecote, co. Huntingdon, as of the value of 11/. 4*. Od. yearly ; 
a yearly ferm of 50/. from tJie abbot and convent of Rameseye for the fair 
of St. Ives, in the same county ; a yearly ferm of 30/. that the abbot and 
convent of Cirence^tre render to the exchequer for the town of Cirencestre 
and the seven hundreds, in co. Gloucester; a yearly ferm of 90/. that the 
abbot and convent of Kirkeslall render to the exchequer for the manor of 
Colyngham, co. York ; a yeaily ferm of 30/. that the citizens of Chichester, 
CO. Sussex, rendered to the exchequer; and 55s. \\d. of rent from certain 
tenants in the town of Castre and the soke there, in co. Lincoln : to have in 
tenancy until the king cause duwer to be assigned to her. 

To Jolm de Houton, escheator beyond I rent. Order to deliver to 
Margaret the aforesaid manor of Assheford in the Peak, and the said ferm 
from the abbot and convent of Kirkestall. 

Dec. 21. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John de 

Westminster. Roches, late keeper of the islands of Geruereye, Jereseye, Serk, and 

Aureneye, 40/. yearly for his fee for the time during which he ha<l the 

custody thereof by the king's commission. By U. 

Dec. 18. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Comyn of Boghan 20/, for 

Wettminster. Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 40/. 
yearly by the hands of the sheriff of that county. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



!)«•. JO 

\Vi>!iuniu.«ter. 



Dec. 21. 

Westminster. 



1331. 

Jail. 2. 
Guildfurd. 



1330. 

Dec. 20. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 24. 

Guildford. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To the tiVA.-<in*er and hafons of the exchequer. Whei'eas the king lately 
aiused divers .sorts of victuals to be bought and purveyed in divers counties 
of the reahn and carried to diver.s portHi, to wit to Flymmuth, co. Devon, 
linggewater. co. Somerset, Southampton and Portesmuth, co. Southampton, 
in order to be taken thence to the duchy of Aquitaine, for the maintenance 
of John de Eitham, earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, and of other 
magnate.^ and subjects, and he appointed Walter de Weston, his clerk, to 
receive the victuals from the sheriffs in the said places, and to cause them 
to Ix' kept safely, and ordained that Walter sliould receive for himself and 
his elerks receiving and keeping the victuals at the said places 10s, daily for 
their wages, and Walter has shewn the king that he received certain sums of 
money from the treasury at the king's receipt and from the sale of the 
king's victuals in his custody, and he has besought the king to cause account 
to be made with him, and to order payment to be made to him for such 
wajres : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to audit Walter's 
account of the receipts aforesaid, and to cause to be allowed to him 10*. for 
his wages aforesaid for every day during which he was thus employed. By C. 
To Master Itherius de Concoreto, envoy of the pope in England, and 
collector of the first fruits of ecclesiastical benefices void within the realm 
within a certain time reserved by the pope, a moiety whereof was granted 
to the king. Order to pay to Dinus Forsetti, Peter Reyner, Bartholomew 
de Barde, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of 
Florence, 400/. out of the first moneys from the king's moiety aforesaid, as 
the said merchants have paid this sum to Queen Philippa, to whom the king 
granted it in aid of the expenses of her household. By p.s. [4148.] 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the 
wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, the manor of Bedehampton, in that county, 
whicli the .sheriff lately took into the king's hands amongst the lands of John 
Mautravers, together with the issues thereof since 15 December last, when 
the king assigned the manor to Margaret amongst other lands until he should 
cause dower to be assigned to her. 

The like to the sheriff of Surrey, concerning the manor of Wockyng', 
with the hamlet pf Hok and the manor of Sutton, which the sheriff took 
into the king's hands amongst the lands of Geoffrey de Mortuo Mari, and 
the manor ot Pirifrith, which he took into the king's hands amongst the 
lands of John Mautravers. 

To Bartholomew de Burghersh. Order to restore to Henry de Bello 
Monte all the issues received from the manor of Whitwyk for the time that 
Bartholomew held it of the king's commission, for which answer has not yet 
been made to the king, as the king has restored to Henry his castles, 
manors, etc., by the assent of the prelates, earls, barons, and magnates of 
the realm in the present parliament, because he deems Henry guiltless of the 
trespasses and excesses for which he caused them to be taken into his hands. 

By K. and C. 

The like to the following : 

John de Insula, concerning the manor of Lughtebuj-gh. 

Robert Burdet, late sheriff of Warwick and Leicester, concerning 

Henry's castles, manors and lands in those counties. By K. and C. 

To Master Thomas de Grarton, keeper of the king's wardrobe. John 

Burnet of Seleby and Thomas de Redenesse of Ayremynne have shewn the 

kmg, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that he is 

indebted to them in G/. for salt and turves {turbis) for fuel (focali) bought 

from them by Master John.de la Squijlede and John 'of the Halle,' as 

appears by divers tallies of the wardrobe in their possession, and they have 



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1330. 



Dec. 24. 
Guildford. 



Dec. 20. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 20. 

Guildford. 



1331. 

Jan. 8. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

besought the king to cause this sum to be paid to them : the king therefore 
orders the keeper to see the tallies aforesjvid and to call before him the said 
John and John, and to pay the said sum to John Burnet and Thomas 
if he ascertain that it is due to tlieni. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchecjuer, and to the chamber- 
lains. John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, has shewn the king, by 
petition before him and his council, that the late king caused his castles, 
manors, lands, goixls and chattels to be taken into his hands, and comnutted 
them to divers keepers, and the said king afterwards restored them to the 
earl with the issues received from them in the meantime, which issues amount 
to 860/., fur which sum the earl has not yet been satished, as appears by the 
accounts of the said keepers in the exchequer, and the earl is indebted to the 
king at the exchequer for ferras, arrears of ferms, and divers other causes, and 
he has prayed the king to cause the debts to the king from him to be allowed 
to him in the aforesaid 860/; the king orders th^m to search the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find that the said 860/. were 
levied of the issues of the earl's castles, manors and lands in the late king's 
hands, and that the castles, manors and lands and the issues were restored 
to iiim by the late king, and that the earl has not yet been satisfied for the 
said 860/., they are to cause the debts due from the earl to the exchequer 
to be allowed to him in that sum. By pet. of C. 

To Walter Turk, citizen of London, Order to deliver to John de 
Wyndesore, king's clerk, the custody of the king's exchanges of London and 
Canterbury, and all things pertaining thereto, by indenture, as the king 
lately committed the custody of the exchanges to Walter for life, and he 
revoked the commission in the present parliament by the assent of the 
prelates, earls, barons, and others in the parliament and has committed the 
custody to the said John during pleasure. By p.s. [4143.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains 
John de Cotes and William de Cotes have shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council, that the king is indebted to them in 40/. 19*. Qd. 
lent to him by them, as appears by his letters patent under his seiil called 
' coket ' in their possession, and they have prayed the king to order this 
sum to be paid to them or to be allowed to them in the next customs of 
wool, hides and wool-fells to be sent by them out of the realm : the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons and chamberlains to see the 
letters aforesaid, and if they ascertain that the aforesaid sum is due to John 
and William, they are to cause it to be paid to them out of the treasury or 
to allowed to them in their next customs as above. By pet. of C. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
fiu'ther with five messuages, five tofts, 160 acres and 1 rood of laud, <> acres 
of meadow, and 4/. of rent in Ixnyng', which he has taken into the king's 
hands, asserting that .John de Gardinis had entered thcni after the death of 
Thomas de Gardinis and Constance his wile without the king''s "licence, 
and to restore the issues thereof, as the king granted, fir a fine that 
'1 homas made with the late king, licence to William de Wiggcperie to 
grant the premises, which are held of the king in chief, to Thomas and 
Constance for their lives, with remainder to the said John for his life, as 
contained in the king's letters patent. 



Membrane 12 — Schedule. 

]J530 Pi'arautia Dierum. 

May 8. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order not to put Thomas de 

Woodgtock. Hockele in default for not appearing on Monday before SS. Philip and 



M 



CALENDAR OF (^LOSE ROLLS. 



l;^{0. 



July 17. 
Wood.-stock. 



0<t. 1. 

Pontefract. 



Nov. 4. 
Wood.-itock. 



Nov. 4. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 2L 
Alton. 



Nov. 25. 
King.xtou. 



Membrane 12 — Schedule — cont. 

•lanie.s last in the suit before them by writ of right betweeu Adam le 
Bo<;hier and Joan daughter of William utte Hulle, demandants, and the 
said Tlioiuiis, tenant, concerning a niessuago and 11 shops in London, as he 
was in the king's service by his order on that day. By p.s. [3541.] 

To the same. Like order in favour of the said Thomas concerning 
Monday the eve of St. Bartholomew last in a suit between the said Adam 
and Joan, demandants, and Thomas and Richard his brother, tenants, 
concerning the sjiid messuage and shops. By p.s. [3749.] 

To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put John de Insula Vecta, 
knight, in default for not appearing on Monday the morrow of three weeks 
Irom Easter last in a suit before the justices between him and Walter, abbot 
of Hyde near Winchester, and Richard le Cornmangere concerning the 
unjust taking and detinue of John's cattle, as he was in the king's service 
by his order on that day. By K. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order not to put Thomas de 
Hokkele in default for not appearing on Monday after the Translation of 
St. Edward last in the suit before them between Adam le Boghiere and 
John {sic) sou of William atte Hulle, demandants, and the said Thomas 
and Richard his brother, tenants, concerning a messuage and 11 shops in 
London, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

By p.s. [4037.] 

To Henry Lescrop and his fellows, justice to hold pleas before the king. 
Order not to put Robert de Ferers and Margaret his wife and John son 
of Walter le Pouer in default for not appearing on Saturday in three 
weeks of Michaelmas last in the suit before the justices between Ralph 
Bygot, demandant, and the said Robert, Margaret, and John, tenants, con- 
cerning the manor of Bukkebrok, as they were in the king's service by 
his order on that day. By p.s. [4036.] 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order not to put Thomas de 
Hokkeley in default for not appearing on the morrow of Martinmas last in 
the suit before them in the aforesaid suit between Adam le Boghiere and 
Joan son of William, demandants, and Thomas and Richard his brother, 
tenants, as he was in the king's service by his order on that day. 

By p.s. [4051.] 

To the same. Order not to put Thomas West, knight, in default for not 
appearing on Monday the morrow of Martinmas last in the suit before 
them by writ of right between Hugh son of Hugh le Blound, demandant, 
and Thomas, tenant, concerning a messuage in London, as he was in the 
king's service by his order on that day. By p.s. [4064.] 



Dec. 16. 

Westminsler. 



Membrane 11. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Alninus Revel Niger, merchant of Almain, has .shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted to him 
in 37 marks 11*. 4c?. lent to him by Alninus m the first year of his reign 
in the port of Boston, as appears by the king's letters patent under the 
king's seal called ' coket ' in Alninus's possession, and he has prayed the 
king to cause the said sum to be allowed to him in the next customs of 
wool, hides, and wool-fells to be sent out of the realm from that port by 
him : the king therefore orders them to see the letters aforesaid, and, if 
they ascertain that this sum is due to Alninus, to cause it to be paid to 
him out of the treasury or to cause it to be allowed to him in his next customs 
as above. By pet. of pari. 



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Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



1330. Membrane 11 — cont. 

Dec. 8. To S. bishop of London. Whereas the king lately presented to the 

Westminster, bishop Richard de Skeryngton, king's clerk, to the church of iJanunesden 
Crav, void and pertaining lo the king's donation by reason of the lands of 
Hugh le Despen<er, the elder, being in the king's hands, concerning the 
ativowson of which church a plea is pending belore the king between the 
king and John de Liston. knight, of this that John shall permit the king 
to present to the said church, and the king prohibited the bishop iKlinitting 
anyone to the church u nil it should be decided in the king's court whether 
the advowsou pertained to the king or to John : as John has granted in 
person in chancery that the king's presentJition aforesaid shall take effect 
upon this occasion notwithstanding John's presentation aforesaid, saving 
to John his riglit, if he have an/, in the next voidance of the church, the 
king orders the bishop to admit the said Richard to the church aforesaid, 
and to institute him parson thereof, notwithstanding the plea or prohibition 
aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Bernard Barau has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council 
in parliament, that the king is indebted to him in 84/. 16s. Od. for wines 
taken by the late king's butler from John Gountier (Gomitier) and William 
de Bois, Bernard's merchants, as appears by a bill of the late king's wardrobe 
made to Bernard, and he has prayed the king to order him to be satisfied 
for the aforesaid sum : the king therefore orders the treasurer, barons and 
chamberlains to see the said bill, and if they find that the said sum is 
clearly owing to Bernard, to cause payment or assignment therefor to be 
made to him. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The executors of the 

Westminster, will of Stephen de Stanham have shewn the king, by petition before him 
and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted to Stephen in 600/. 
by divers bills of Edward I. and Edward II. under the seals of their 
wardrobes, and the executors are indebted to the king in 80/. for corn and 
other victuals received from the ministers of Edward I. for the use of 
the said Stephen, and they have besought the king to cause the said 
80/. to be allowed to them in the aforesaid 600/. : the kin" therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to see the bills aforesaid, and if they 
ascertain that the said 600/. is due clearly to Stephen, to allow in that sum 
the aforesaid 80/. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 26. To the same. John de Causton, citizen of London, has shewn the king, 

Guildford, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that Walter de 
Iselepe, the late king's treasurer in Ireland, in the 16th year of the said 
king's reign, took for the said king's use at Dublin from Nicholas de 
Causton, then the said John's merchant and servant, corn to the value of 
105*., as appears by the rolls of Walter's account rendered at the late 
king's exchequer, and he has prayed the king to cause the aforesaid 105s. 
to be allowed to him in the debts due from him for the remainder of his 
account of the time when he was one of the late king's sheriffs of Londcm : 
the kins therefore orders the treasurer and barons to see Walter's account, 
and if they find that the aforesaid sum is due to John, to allow it to him 
in the aforesaid debts. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlain.^. 

WcBtminster. John de Attenderne, merchant of Almain, has shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted to him 
in 108 marks 3s. Id. lent to the king by John in the first year of his reign 
in the port of Boston, as appears by the king's letters |)atent under his seal 
called ' coket ' in John's possession, and he has besought the king to cause 



90 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Dpc. 16. 
Wectiuinstor. 



Dtv. 24. 

Guildford. 



Dec. 16. 

Westniiuster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

tho nforesnid sum to bo allowed to hitn in his next customs of wool, hides 
iind wool-fells to be sent by him out of the realm from the said port : the 
kin" therefore orders thoiu to see tlio letters aforesaid, and if they ascertain 
that the iiforesnid 10^i marks 3.9. Id. is still due to John, they are to cause 
it to bo paid to him out of the treasury or allowed to him in his next customs 
ns above. By pet. of pari. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Ilermatin de Warnethorp, merchant of Almain, has shewn the king, by 
petition before him and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted 
to him in 2.31 marks 2s. lent to him by Hermann in the first year of his 
roion in the port of Boston, as appears by the king's letters patent under 
his seal called ' coket ' in Ilermawn's possession, and he has besought the 
king to cause the aforesaid sum to be allowed to him in his next customs 
of wool, hides and wool-fells to be sent by him out of the realm from the 
said port ; the king therefore orders them to see the letters aforesaid, and 
if they ascertain that the aforesaid sum is still due to Hermann, they are to 
cause it to be paid to him out of the treasury or allowed to him in his next 
customs as above. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Richard de Kirkebride and John de Orreton have shewn 
the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that the late 
king is indebted to them in 153/. 195. 4c?. for their wages for the time when 
they were in his service in the marches of Scotland, as appears by divers 
bills of his wardrobe in their possession, for which sum they have not 
received any payment or satisfaction, and they are indebted to the king in 
72/. 4*. Od. for victuals bought by them and others for whom they 
mainperned, and they have prayed the king to cause this sum to be 
allowed to them in the said 153/. 195. Ad., and to order the remainder of the 
latter sum to be paid to them : the king orders the treasurer and barons and 
chamberlains to see the bills aforesaid, and if they find the debts to be clear 
and to be still due to Richard and John, to allow to them the said 72/. 4*. Gd., 
and to pay the remainder of the 153/. 19*. 4t/. from the treasury, or to 
cause them to have assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop, chief justice. Whereas the king — at the petition 
of Geoffrey Stace and Agnes his wife, before him and his council in 
parliament, suggesting that Geoffrey and Agnes, who was then the wife of 
Walter de Westhall, and certain others were lately convicted at the suit of 
Richard le Chaucer and Mary his wife in the king's court before him for 
ravishing John son and heir of Robert le Chaucer, whose wardship 
pertained to Richard and Mary because Robert held his land in socage and 
Mary was the next [friend] of the heir, the said John being a minor in the 
wardship of Richard and Mary at London, and that 250/. weie adjudged to 
Richard and Mary for their damages in this behalf, and Geoffrey has 
satisfied the said heir, who is now of full age, for the said sum, and has 
letters of acquittance thereof from the heir, and that Geoffrey and Agnes 
were still detained in the prison of theMarshalsea before the king by reason 
of the damages aforesaid, and praying the king to cause them to be released, 
taking from them a reasonable fine for what pertains to him in this behalf, 
because it is contained in the statute lately issued at Marlebergge that 
the keepers of lands held in socage ought to render account to the heirs 
of the lands when they come of age for the issues of the lands — considering 
that Richard and Mary are bound by virtue of the statute aforesaid to answer 
to the heir for the said 250/. thus recovered, and that they ought to be dis- 
charged thereof against the said heir if he have been satisfied for that sum 
by the aforesaid Geoffrey, and not wishing to keep Geoffrey and Agnes in 
prison any longer for this reason, ordered the said chief-justice and his 



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1330. Membrane 11 — cont. 

fellows to call before them the said heir, and to see the acquittance 
aforesaid, and if tliey ascertained by his acknowledfjmcnt or otherwise that 
the acquittance is the deed of tlie heir, or that the heir have been satisfied 
otherwise for the aforesaid sum by Geoffrey, they were then to call before 
ihem Richard and Mary, and to hear their reasons, and if they cannot shew 
cau'ie why Geoffrey and Agnes ought n )t to be delivered from prison, they 
were to aiuse Geoffrey and Agues to be released, taking from them a 
reasonable tine for what pertains to the king in this behalf: the king now 
orders them to cause Geoffrey and Agnes to bo released from prison, upon their 
finding mainpernors to have them before the said justices to prosecute the said 
matter and to answer to the king for what pertains to him and to answer to 
Richard and Mary for their damages if they be adjudged to them by the 
justices. * By pet. of C. 

Dec. 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Roger Maudiiyt has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council 
in parliament, that the late king w.is indebted to him in 176/. 19*. 9c?. for 
divers causes, as appears by divers bills of the said king's wardrobe and of 
his chamber of Scotland in Roger's possession, and Roger has not had any 
payment thereof, and he has prayed the king to order this sura to be paid 
to him : the king therefore orders them to see the bills aforesaid, and if they 
ascertain that the said sum is clearly due to Roger, to cause it to be paid to 
him out of the treasury, or to cause him to have an assignment for it. 

By pet. of C. 

Dec. 16. To the same. The executors of the will of Ranulph de Benton have 

Westminster, shewn the king, by petition before the king and his council in parliament, 
that the late king appointed Ranulph to purvey divers victuals for his use, 
and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer ordered Nicholas de Grendon, 
then sheriff of Westmoreland, by writ of the exchequer to pay to Ranulph 
40/. due from Nicholas to the said king for the remainder of his account, in 
order to make the said purveyances, and ihey caused a tally of the exchequer 
to be levied in Nicholas's name and to be delivered to Ranulph, and 
Nicholas had previously paid the said sum to Robert de Clifford by pretext 
of a writ of privy seal of the said king's, so that Ranulph was unable to 
receive the said money from Nicholas by virtue of the writ and tally 
aforesaid, and the tally is still in the possession of the executors, and 
Ranulph satisfied the said king for the aforesaid 40/. in his account 
rendered before Ingelard de Warle, then keeper of the wardrobe, as appears 
by Ingelard's books in the exchequer, and Ranulph or his executors have 
been unable to obtain payment of the said sum, wherefore the executors have 
besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer, barons, and chamberlains, to search the rolls and memoranda of 
the exchequer, and to see the books of Ingelard, and if they a.scertain 
that Ranulph satisfied the late king for the said 40/. and that he or his 
executors have not received satisfaction therefor, to cause that sum to be 
paid to the executors out of the treasury, or to cause them to have an 
assignment for it, receiving the said tally. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 10. 

Dec. 15. To John de (Jrombewell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. Whereas 

WeBtminster. Henry III. granted by charter to God and the church of St. Kentigern 
in KaUhibek and to John the Franceys (Franci(/ene), the j)arson of that 
church, 10 acres of the side {costrra] of the said king's wood of Warncl, 
which land the abbot of Holmcoltram had assarted and cultivated by the 
said king's licence, and the enclosure of the aforesaid side of Warnel, which 



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the abbot hnd onclosetl and held in his hands by the said king's licence for 
half a mark yearly to the exiheiiuer during the said king's pleasure, to have 
and to hold to iho siid parson and his successors by the same metes and 
bounds by which the abbot held tlicni, to wit Ironi the summit of the abbot's 
hedge enclosing his laud of Kaldcbek to Whitewra, and thence to the gates, 
and then direct to tlie east to the other {sic) trees of Aykebanke, and tbence 
descending into the water of Caldcwe, and thus ascending by that water and 
the water of Caldebek to the abbot's buildings, rendering therefor half a 
murk yearly to the exchequer; and the king, at the prosecution of Master 
Adam de Appelby, now parson of the church, suggesting that the aforesaid 
keep.er has taken the said 10 acres of the wood side into the king's hands, 
oidered the keeper to certify him concerning the matter, and the keeper has 
returned that tlie close of the abbot of Holmcoltram and the close of the 
parson of Caldebek, which are let at rent witinn the said forest, were taken 
into the king's hands because the abbot and parson ought to have 10 acres in 
culture only, and the abbot has 11 acres there and the parson has 2 acres, 
1 rood, and 1 1 perches of land in culture [measured] by tlie forest perch, and 
also because the abbot and parson ought not to have in their closes aforesaid 
anything beyond the herbage, and the abbot claims to have and receive the 
underwood of 10 acres in his close, and the parson claims the underwood of 
20 acres in his close, and because the parson erected a messuage within the 
covert of the forest aforesaid, wlierein bows, arrows, and a dog were found, 
contrary to the assize of that forest, and the abbot and parson opened 
the soil there to take mill-stones, as appears more fully by the keeper's 
return ; and Adam has now shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that he and all his predecessors, parsons of the said 
church, held certain lands in the forest now taken into the king's hands as 
aforesaid, which lands are now called ' the park of Caldebek,' by virtue of 
the charter aforesaid from the time of the making of the charter until the 
said taking into the king's hands, and were seised peacefully of the lands as 
of the right of their church, and the king, after the taking into his hands, 
committed the custody of the park aforesaid to the prior and convent of 
St. Mary's, Carlisle, for so long as it should be in his hands, rendering to 
the exchequer as much as Adam was wont to render, and Adam has 
besought the king to provide a remedy in this behalf : the king, having 
consideration to the charter aforesaid, exhibited before him and his council, 
whereby it appears that the grant was made to the parsons of the church 
for the time being, and not wishing to delay justice to Adam, orders the 
keeper to permit Adam to hold the lands contained within the bounds 
expressed in the charter, according to the tenor of the charter, notwith- 
standing the keeper's return aforesaid. The king has ordered the prior not 
to intermeddle further with the park aforesaid. By pet. of C. 

Mandate in pursuance to the prior and convent of St. Mary's, Carlisle. 

Dec. 15. To the sheriff of Wilts. Henry Sturmy and Henry son of Henry 

Westminster. Sturmy and Margaret his wife have shewn the king, by their petition 
before him and his council in parliament, that John son of Henry Sturmy 
lately arramed an assize of novel disseisin before John de Bousser and his 
fellows, the late king's justices of assize in that county, against the said 
Henry Sturmy, Henry son of Henry, and Margaret, and others named in 
the original writ concerning a moiety of the manors of Stapelford and 
Fighelden, and recovered his seisin thereof and 200 marks for his 
damages, and the king afterwards — at the prosecution of Henry, Henry 
son of Henry, and Margaret, by petition before him and his council in 
parliament at Westminster, in the first year of the reign, suggesting that 
error had intervened in the record and process of the said assize and in 
the rendering of judgment — caused the record and process to come before 



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Westminster. 



Dec. 13. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 15. 

Westminster. 



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him, and, having seen and examined the same, be revoked and annulled as 
erroneous the judgment rendered in the said assize, because divers errors 
were found before him in the record and process and in the rendering of 
judgment, and he decided {consideruveri inns) that Henry Sturray, Henry 
son of Henry, and Margaret shouhl have seisin again of the moiety of the 
manors aforesaid in the same manner as they had before the judgment was 
rendered, and lie ordered the sheriff of that county to cause them to have 
seisin thereof, and although the sheriff' caused them to have seisin of a 
moiety of the manor of Fighelden, he did not deliver to them the moiety 
of the manor of Stapelford because it was in the king's hands by the 
forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser the elder, as the sheriff has returned into 
chancery, wherefore the king — at the petition of Henry Sturmy, Henry 
son of Henry, and Margaret before him and his council in parliament at 
York, beseeching him to provide a remedy in this behalf — caused the 
record and process of the whole matter to come before him and his council 
in tlie said parliament, and to be there recited and examined, and it was 
then considered by him and his council that Henry, Henry, and Margaret 
should have seisin again of the moiety of the manor of Stapelford, although 
it was in the king's hands, which judgment has not yet been put into 
execution, wherefore they have prayed the king to provide a remedy : the 
king, as he has caused the record and process of the whole matter to come 
before him and his council in the present parliament and to be there 
recited and examined anew, by reason whereof it was considered by him 
and his council that the judgment made in the said parliament at York 
shall be put into execution, orders the sheriff to deliver to Henry, Henry, 
and Margaret the aforesaid moiety of the manor of Stapelford, together 
with the issues thereof for which answer has not yet been made to the 
king, notwithstanding that the moiety is in the king's hands. 

By pet. of C. 

To Richard de Wylughby. Order to intend the holding of pleas before 
the king with Geoffrey le Scrop and other justices assigned to hold such 
pleas, as the king wills that Richard shall intend the holding of the said 
pleas during his pleasure. 

The like to Thomas de Louthe. 

John Shotte and John Fox, imprisoned at Shrewsbury for trespass of 
vert and venison in the forest of Cannok, have letters lo Robert de Ufford, 
keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail them until the coming of 
justices in eyre for forest pleas in co. Salop. 

To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
king. The king — at the petition of Geoffrey Stace and Agnes his 
wife, before him and his council in parliament, suggesting that Geoffrey 
and Agnes, who was then the wife of Walter de Westhall, and certain 
others were lately convicted at the suit of Richard le Chaucer and Mary 
his wife in the king's court before him for ravishing John son and heir of 
Robert le Chaucer, whose wardship pertained to Richard and Mary becau.se 
Robert held his land in socage and Mary was the next [friend] of the heir, 
the said John being a minor in the wardship of Richard and Mary at 
London, and that 2.50/. were adjudged to llichard and iMary for their 
damages in this behalf, and Gtioffrey has satisfied the said heir, who is now 
of full ago, for that sum, and has letters of acquittance thereof from the 
heir, and that Geoffrey and Agnes are still detained in the prison of the 
MarshaLsea before the kintr by reason of the damages aforesaid, and praying 
the king to cause them to be released, taking from them a reasonable tine 
for what pertains to him in this behalf — befaus(; it is contained in the 
statute recently issued at Marlebergg that the keepers of lands held in 



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Doc. 26. 
Guildford. 



Dec. 21. 

Westminster. 



1331. 

Jan. 2. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 10 — cont, 

80ca<r^ ought to render nocount to the heirs of the lands when thej come 
of ne:e for the issues of fiie lands, — considering that Kichard and Mary are 
bound, hy virtue of the statute aforesaid, to answer to the heir for the said 
250/. thus recovered, and that they ought to be discharged thereof against 
the -Slid lieir if he have been satisfied for that sum by the aforesaid Geoffrey, 
and not wishing to keej) Geoffrey and Affnes in prison any longer for this 
rejuson, orders the ju.stices to call before them the said heir, and to see the 
aC(iuittanee aforesaid, and if they ascertain by his acknowledgment or 
otherwise that the acquittance is his deed, or that he have been satisfied 
otherwise for the aforesaid sum by Geoffrey, they are then to call before 
them Richard and Mary, and to hear their reasons, and if they cannot 
shew cause why Geoffrey and Agnes ought not to be delivered from prison, 
they are to cause Geoffi-ey and Agnes to be released, taking from them a 
reasonable fine for what pertains to the king in this behalf. By pet. of C. 

To the trea,<5urer and barons of the exchequer. John de Canston, 
citizen of London, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that Walter de Islepe, the late king's treasurer in 
Ireland, in tlie 16th year of the said king's reign, took for the said king's 
use at Dublin from Nicholas de Causton, then the said John's merchant 
and servant, wheat to the value of 105*., as appears by the rolls of Walter's 
account rendered at the late king's exchequer, and he has prayed the king 
to cause the said \0os. to be allowed to him in the debts due from him for 
the remainder of his account of the time when he was one of the late 
king's sheriffs of London : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to sec AValter's account, and if they find that the aforesaid sum is 
due to John, to allow it to him in the aforesaid debts. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Peter de la Haye of Spaldyngton and 1 homas Bachiler of Spaldyngton, 
have shewn the king, by petition before him and bis council in parliament, 
that the king is indebted to them in 62*. Qd. for oats bought from them 
for his use, as appears by bills of the wardrobe in their possession, and 
they have besought the king to order paynient thereof to them : the king 
therefore orders the treasuier and barons and chamberlains to see the bills 
afore.«aid, and if they ascertain that the aforesaid sum is due to Peter and 
Thomas, they are to cause it to be paid to them out of the treasury, or to 
cause them to have an assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 

To the same. William de Shhebnrne and William de Cotenham, 
executors of the will of Roger de Wyndesore, have sliewn the king, by 
petition before him and his council in piirliamtnt, that the late king was 
indebted to Roger in 27/. 9*. 2d. for wax bought from him, as appears by 
a bill of the said king's wardrobe in tlie executors' possession, of which 
sum payment has not yet been made, and they have besought the king to 
order this sum to be paid to them : the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons and chamberlains to see Roger's testament and ihe bill aforesaid, 
and if they find that the said debt is clear and is still owing, and that 
Wilham and William are Roger's executors, to cause the said sum to be 
paid to them out of the treasury, or to cause them to have an assignment 
for it. By pet. of C. 



1330. 

Dec. 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 9. 



To Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of Hull. Order to restore to W. archbishop of York 
his prises of wine in that port, to have in the same manner as he had 
according to the process in the first year of the king's reign [as in this 



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1330. Membrane 9 — cont. 

Calendar, 1 Edicard HI., p. 51, here recited'}, saving the king's right 
whein? and when he will speak ajjainst the archbishop concerning this 
matter by writ of quo warranto, and saving his right to sp^ak against the said 
process had at another time in the same parliament, as the king learns from 
the archbishop's complaint, by petition before him and his council in parlia- 
ment at Westminster, that he has been amoved tVom the said prises, wliereof 
he was sei'seil by virtue of the king's ordi-r [cw (/noted above], by virtue 
of another order that issued improperly from chancery to take the prises 
into the king's hands, wherefore he has prayed the king to provide a reme<lv, 
and it is found by the aforesaid process, which tne king has caused to 
come before him in the present p trliament, that the archbishop had the 
prises by consideration of parliament, and that he has been amoved there- 
from without being called. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 15. To Master Thomas de Grarton, keeper of the king's wardrobe. Order 

Westmiaster. to account with Thomas de Eggefeld, king's clerk, for the time when he 
was appointed to extend the lands that belonged to Fulk filz Waryn, 
John Pecche, Ingelram Berenger, and George de Percy in Wales and in 
divers counties of the realm, and to pay to him the arrears of his wages for 
that time. By pet. of C. 

To James Dandele. Order to pay to Nicholas de Wedergrave the arrears 
of a yearly pension of 10/. from the manor of Forde, co. Salop, from the 
time when James received its custody, and to cause the said pension to be 
paid to Nicholas hereafter for his life, as the late king — upon its being 
found by inquisitions taken after the death of Nicholas de Audele, James's 
father, who was a tenant in chief of the said king, that the aforesaid manor 
is charged to Nicholas de Wedergrave in a pension of 10/. for his life by 
grant of the said Nicholas de Audele, and that the manor, after deduction 
of the charges upon it, the said pensions, and all other things, is extended 
at 17/. 155. 6d. yearly — ordered Joan, late the wife of the said Nicholas de 
Audele, to whom the manor was assigned in dower, to pay to Nicholas 
de Wedergrave the aforesaid pension, and it is now shewn to the king on 
behalf of Nicholas de Wedergrave that James has deferred paying him 
the pension from the time when his father's lands came to his hands by the 
king's grant, although Nicholas received the pension in the time of James's 
father and when the manor was in Joan's hands, wherefore Nicltohis has 
prayed the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, to 
provide him with a remedy. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. The executors of .John, late bishop of Carlisle, have shewn the king, by 
petition before him and his council in parliament, that the late king was 
indebted to them in 45/. 17*. ihd. of the surplus of the account rendered 
into his exchequer by them, for which sum they have received no payment 
or satisfaction, and that the bishop was indebted to the late king in 16/. 
for victuals bou<rht from him by the bishop, for which sum the bishop 
found mainpernors to the said king, to wit William de Burdon, vioar of 
St. Nicholas, Newcastle-on-Tyne, .John de Den*on, and Hugh Hankyn, 
and they have Ije.-ought the king to cause the said sum to In? allowed to 
them in the aforesaid 45/. I7s. li^d. and t > cause the mainpernors to be 
discharged, and to caus*^ the remainder of the latter sum to be pai*! to 
them: the king therefore orders the treasurer, baron.'*, and chamberlains 
to search the roils and memoranila of the exchequer, and if they find that 
the said 45/. 17*. l^d. are .still due to the executors, to cause the afore.««aid 
16/. to be allowed to the executors in the aforesaid sum, and to discharge 
the executors and the mainpernors thereof, and to cause the remainder of 
the greater sum to be paid to the executors out of the treasury, or to cause 
them to have tiuitablu assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 



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1330. 
IVc. 12. 

Wi-liniiisttT. 



Dec. 10. 
Wistiuiuster. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 14. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 20. 

M'estminster. 



Dec. 26. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To tho trenourer nnd baron.s of tlie exchequer. The abbot of Derleye 
hfts shewn tho king, by j)etition before him and his council in parliament, 
that the late king was indebted to him in 115*. 9</. for divers victuals 
boiM'lii from him, ns appeals by certain bills of the said king's wardrobe 
in the al)b(>t's possession, and the abbot is indebted to the king at the 
exchequer in 20 marks for the voidance of the abbey, and he has besou;i;ht 
the king to cause the former sum to be allowed to him in the debts due 
from him to the exchequer: the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to see the bills aforesaid, and if they find that the aforesaid sum is 
due to the abbot, to cause it to be allowed to him in the debts due from 
him to the exchequer. By pet. of C. 

To the same. The prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle, has shewn the king, 
by petition before him and his council in parliament, that the late king was 
indebted to the prior in 49/ 9*. Od. for divers victuals bought from him 
for the said king's use, of which sum the prior received only 11. \Qs. Od. in 
the late king's exchequer, as appears by a bill of the said king's ward- 
robe in the pi ior's possession, and the prior has not obtained any payment 
or satisfaction for the remainder of the debt, and he has besought the king 
to cause the remainder to be paid to him or to cause him to have satisfac- 
tion otherwise : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to see 
the bill aforesaid, and if tiiey ascertain that the residue of the debt is still 
owing to the prior, to cause it to be paid to him out of the treasury, or to 



cause him to have suitable assignment. 



By pet. of C. 



To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Lambert de 
Trikyngham, king's clerk, the arrears of his fees of the time when he was 
the lale king's justice of the Bench and was assigned to take assizes in 
divers counties, according to the tenor of the late king's writs of liberate 
delivered to them at another time, as he has besought the king, by petition 
before him and his council, to cause the arrears of the said fees to be paid 
to him, as they have not been paid him in accordance with the late king's 
orders. By pet. of C. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Sibyl, 
late (he wife of John de Mohun, tenant in chief, whose lands were taken 
into the king's hands by reason of his death, by the assent of H. bishop of 
Lincoln, to whom the king committed the custody of the lands aforesaid 
during the heir's minority, the castle and manor of Dunsterre, co. Somerset, 
as of the value of 115/. 8*. 3|</., which the king has assigned to her in 
dower. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Adam de Lymbergh, king's clerk, the late king's constable of 
Bordeaux, in his accounts to be rendered before them, for all payments made 
by him or by him who supplied his place, or by any treasurer of the Agenois, 
Saintonge, Perigord, the Cahorsin, and the Limousin or by other receivers 
under the said constable, by virtue of letters or orders of the seneschals 
and regents of the duchy of Aquitaine, and of those who supplied their 
places, or of letters or orders of the seneschals of the Agenois, Saintonge, 
Perigord, the Cahorsin, and the Limousin, or of those who supplied their 
places, for the time when he was the late king's constable there, for the 
rule of the said duchy and the expedition of the king's affairs. 

• By pet. of C. 

To the same. John de Caustcn, citizen of London, has shewn the king, 
by petition before him and his council in parliament, that John de Acle 
and Hermann Bretoun, late collectors of the custom in the port of 
Yarmouth, in the 11th year of the late king's reign, received from Join 
de Hales, then John de Causton's merchant and servant, as imprest for the 



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late king's use 24/. 5*. bd. beyond the custom due upon the wool that Jolm 
de Hales then caused to be carried through that port to parts beyond sea, 
as appears by the late king's letter under the seal called 'coket' in John 
de Causton's possession and by the rolls of the account of the said collectors 
rendered at the late king's exchequer, and he has besought the king to 
cause the said sum to be allowed in the debts due from him for the 
remainder of his account of the time when he was one of the late king's 
sheriffs of London : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
see the said account, nnd if they ascertain that answer was made to the late 
king: for the said sum, and that John de Hales was then John de Causton's 
merchant and servant, to cause the said sum to be allowed to John de Causton 
in the debts that he thus owes to the exchequer. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 8. 

Dec. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The executors of John de 

Westminster. Okham have shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in 
parliament, that John, when he was* clerk of Ingelard de Warle, then 
keeper of the late king's wardrobe, received 100 marks from the men and 
bailiffs of the town of Norwich for the expenses of the said king's house- 
hold, and made a bill according to custom to them for that sum, and that 
the treasurer and barons cause the sum to be exacted from John by 
summons of the exchequer by reason of the said bill, and distrain his 
executors, although Ingelard charged himself with that sum duly, as may 
appear by his books touching his account remaining in the exchequer, 
wherefore the executors have besought the king to provide a remedy : the 
kinjr therefore orders the treasurer and barons to search the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, and to see Ingelard 's books, and if they 
find by inspection thereof that Ingelard charged himself with the money 
thus received by John, they are to cause John and his executors to be 
discharged of the aforesaid sum at the exchequer. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 12. To the treasuier and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Thomas Godechep and Bartholomew de Stanehowe of London have shewn 
the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that he is 
indebted to them in 72/. 6s. 5d. for cloth of gold and divers other things 
bought from them for his use by Thomas de LTseflet, late keeper of the 
wardrobe, as appears by a bill under Thomas's seal in their possession, 
and they have prayed the king to order this sum to be paid to them : the 
king therefore orders the treasurer, barons, and chaml)erlains to see the 
bill aforesaid, and if they find that this sum is still due to Thomas and 
Bartholomew, to cause it to be paid to them out of the treasury or to cause 
them to have an assignment for it. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 21. To the same. Richard de Pereres has shewn the king, by petition before 

Westminster, him and his council, that he made, when he was the late king's sheriff in 
the ninth year of his reign, divers purveyances of victuals and payment of 
wages of men-at-arms and footmen for the expedition of the Scotch war to 
the amount of 90/. lo*. Od., as appears by a bill under the seal of the 
chamberlain of Scotland, and that the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer of that time, although they were frequently ordered by letters 
of privy seal to make payment or allowance to Richard therefor, have 
not yet done anything in the matter l)eaiuse they had not a warrant under 
the great seal, wherefore Richard has besought the king to cirder payment 
of the aforesaid sum or allowance therefor to be made to him in the debts 
due to the exchequer : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
and chaml)erlains to receive from Richard tlu; bill aforesaid, and to take 
iftlormation concerning the sums thus expended and due to him, and he 

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1330. 



Dor. 14. 

\Vi'Stit\in>tfr 



Dec. 15. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 
onlors the treasurer and chamberlains to cause hira to have payment 
thort'of, or the treasurer and barons to cause him to have allowance therefor 
in the debts due from him to the exchequer. 

To tlu^ same. Hugh Kydel, executor of the will of Williiim Ridel, has 
shown tho kin;;, by petition before the king and his council in parliaiTient, 
thai he is bound to render account to the king of the time when William 
was keeper of the castle of Bernaid's Castle, and the king is indebted to 
him. as executor of William's will, in divers sums of money, as appears 
l)y bills of the wardrobe of Edward I. and Edward IL in Hugh's posses- 
sion, and he has besought the king to cause his account to be audited, and 
if, after nudiiing, Hugh be found to owe aught to the king, to cause the 
amount thereof to be allowed to him in the debts due to him from the 
king, and if the king be found after the auditing to be indebted to Hugh 
in aught, to cause the amount thereof to be paid to Hugh : the king there- 
fore orders the treasurer and barons and chamberlains to audit Hugh's 
account, and to cause any debts due from Hugh to be allowed as above, 
and to cause Hugh t8 have payment or assignment for any such debts as 
may be found to be due to him from the king. By pet. of C. 

To the same. William Cosyn, executor of the will of John Cosyn, has 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that 
the late king was indebted 1o John in 65/. 16*. 1\d. for his wages for the 
time when he was in the said king's service in the marches of Scotland, 
and for his horses there lost, as appears by bills of the said king's ward- 
robe in William's possession, and he has besought the king to order the 
said .^um to be paid to him : the king therefore orders them to see John's 
testament and the bills aforesaid, and if they ascertain that William is 
.John's executor and that the debts are clear and still owing to William, to 
cause the aforesaid sum to be paid to William out of the treasury or to 
cause him to have an assignment therefor. By pet. of 0. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Roger de Somervyll has 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that 
he, by order of Walter, bishop of Exeter, the late king's treasurer of the 
exchequer, expended divers sums amounting to 30/. about the making of a 
wall of stone before (coram) the sluices of the king's mills of York castle, 
whilst Roger was sheriff of York, and he has demanded allowance for this 
sum in bis account at the exchequer of the issues of the said county, and 
the treasurer and barons have hitherto deferred making any allowance for 
the aforesaid expenses because Roger had no warrant for the said order in 
his possession, wherefore he has besought the king to provide him with a 
remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to see the 
particulars of the expenses aforesaid in Roger's possession, which he is 
prepared to shew before them, and to enquire the truth concerning the 
premises, and to cause Roger to have allowance in his account at the 
exchequer for what they shall ascertain that he expended about the making 
of the said wall. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Thomas Hauteyn of London, 
pepperer (peverer), has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that Thomas de Useflet, late keeper of the king's 
wardrobe, received from him for the king's use sugar (zucrum) to the value 
of 15/. 10*. Od., as appears by a bill under the keeper's seal in Thomas's 
possession, and he has besought the king to cause this sum to be paid to 
him : the king therefore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to see the 
bill aforesaid, and if they find that the aforesaid sum is due to Thomas 
Hauteyn, to cause it to be paid to him, or to cause him to have an assign- 
ment therefor. • By pet. of C. 



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1330. 
Dec. 27. 

Gnilclford. 



1331. 

Jan. 6. 
Guildford. 



Jan. 3. 
Guildford, 



1330. 

Dec. 22. 
Westmiuster. 



1331. 

Jan. 10. 

Westminster. 



Membrane b — cont. 

To the shorifFof Hereford. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Roger 
de Mortuo Mari, earl of starch, certain lands of her inheritance at Malmeshull 
and WoU'rilowe, and the issues thereof, as the king, at her recpiest that he 
would restore to her the lands of her inheritance, which were t;iken into the 
king's Iiands by reason of the earl's death, ordered the sheritf to make 
inquisition concerning the lands of her inheritance in the king's hand-:, and 
it is found by the inquisition that the aforesaid lands in Malineslndl and 



Wolfrilowe arc held of divers lords and not of the kinj;. 



By K. and C. 



To John de Wysham, justice of North Wales. Order to take informa- 
tion concerning the estate of the Haid land, how the bailiwicks and 
constabularies and other offices in that land were held in the time of 
Edward I. and to whom they were afterwards committed in his time, and 
by whom, and whether they were committed for good service done or 
otherwise, and to certify the king under his seal of what he shall find in the 
premises, and to cause all the bailiwicks, constabularies, and offices aforesaid 
to be kept by certain fit and sufficient men for whom he will answer, imtil 
otherwise ordered, notwithstanding any commission made to any persons 
whatsoever. By K. and C. 

The like to Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales. By K. and C. 

To Ricliard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine a trespass committed against Thomas de Saundeby by Roger 
Hy ... of Gringelay and others. Roger and the others have shewn the 
king that all the goods and chattels of the said Thomas in Saundeby were 
taken into the late king's hands as forfeited by his ministers by his order, 
because Thomas was in the company of John de Moubray and other 
rebels of the said king who besieged the castle of Tikhill, and adhered to 
the said rebels, and the said Roger and the others are now impleaded before 
the aforesaid justices by Thomas for carrying away his goods and chattels 
aforesaid, wherefore they have besought the king to provide for their 
indemnity : the king therefore orders the justices, if they ascertain that the 
premises are true, and if Roger and the others are not impleaded before them 
for any other trespass, to supersede entirely the holding of the aforesaid 
plea before them, and not to molest Roger and the others in any way in this 
connexion. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Roger de Grymston has shewn the 
king, by petition before him and his council, that the lat(^ king was indebted 
to him in 66/. 16s. 8J. for divers victuals bought from him, as appears by a 
bill of the said king's wardrobe in Roger's possession, and he has besought 
the king to cause payment thereof or an assignment therefor to be made to 
him : the king: tlierefore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to see the 
bill aforesaid, and if they ascertain that the money is clearly due to Roger, 
to cause payment or assignment therefor to be made to him. By pet. of C. 

To the same. William de Cotoun and William de Shire, executors of 
the will of Roger de Wyndessore, have shewn the king, by petition before 
him and his council in parliament, that he is indebted to Roger in 27/. ds. 2d. 
for wax bought from him for the late king's use, as appears by a bill under 
the seal of Robert de Wodehouse, then keeper of the said king's wardrobe, 
delivered to Roger, and they have besought the king to cause payment 
thereof to be made to them : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
chamberlains to see the bill aforesaid, and if they find that the siiid debt is 
clearly due to Roger, to cause it to be paid to his executors. By pot. of C, 

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133U. 



Membrane 7. 



Dec. 14. To Master Itherins de Concoreto, the pope's envoy and collector of the 

Wcstmiuster. tenth fur four }ears imposed upon the clergy of tlie realm by the pope, the 
second moiety whereof was granted to the king. Order to pay to Anthony 
Biiehe. the king's merchant, 527/. 8*. Oil. from the money of the king's 
n.oicly aforesaid, as the king is indebted to Anthony in 509/. 8*. Od., us 
appears by a bill under the seal of Master Thomas de Garton, keeper of the 
wardrobe, in 'Vnlbony's possession, and in 18/. for jewels bought from him, 
and the king i)romised these sums to Anthony out of the moneys from the 
said moiety of the first terra of payment of the tenth, to wit Midsummer last, 
as is contained in his letters patent. By p.s. [4100.] 

1331. 

Jau, 10. To Robert Selyman, esclieator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 

Westminster. John de Gardini's for his fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, as 
he has done fealty to the king. 

1330. 

Dec. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Guildford. John de Lincolnia, citizen of Loudon, has shewn the king, by petition before 
him and his council in parliament, that he bought by the late king's order by 
writ of privy seal iron, steel, tin, and boards (bordas), and divers other 
small thinjis for the munition of Wyndesore castle, and he has not been 
satisfied ibr the cost thereof or for his expenses about the buying and 
carriage of" the same, and he has besought the king to cause account to be 
made with him concerning the premises, and to order to be paid to 
him what shall be found due to him : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer, barons, and chambei'lains to see the late king's writ aforesaid, and 
to audit John's account, and to cause anything found due to him to be paid 
to him from the king's treasury, or to cause him to have an assignment 
therefor. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 30. To John Travers, late constable of Bordeaux. Adam de Lymbergh, 

Guildford, king's clerk, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in 

parliament, that Edmund, late earl of Kent, when he supplied the late king's 

place in the duchy [of Aqnitaine], sent Adam together with Robert de 

Echinghamand others to the late king in England to inform him concerning 

the state of the duchy and the perils then threatening of the coming of the 

army of the king of France to the duchy, in order to seize it into the hands 

of the king of France for default of homage exacted by the king of France 

from the late king, and to incite the late king to send men-at-arms and 

footmen, armour and victuals to the duchy in aid thereof, and that Adam 

after his arrival in England was charged by the late king to make Hivers 

pro^^sions of armour and victuals for this purpose, and received 20/. 

towards his expenses, and he has besought the king to cause account to be 

made with him for his wnges from the time of his leaving Bordeaux for 

England, to wit from 18 October, in the 18th year of the late king's reign, 

until the 10 May following, upon which day he returned to Bordeaux in the 

company of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, and also for his expenses for 

the passage of himself, his men and horses from Sluys (Lescluses) in 

Flanders to England in the said king's service, and also for the sums 

received by him towards his expenses, and to order bills to be made to him 

for what shall be found due to him by such account, by means whereof he 

^^-^-s-^.^ may have due allowance in his account at the exchequer for the time when 

i A/it.,:,,*^^.^ he was the late king's constable of Bordeaux: the king therefore orders 

'^^-^ '-^ John Travers to audit Adam's account as above, and to allow to him 6*. Sd. 

■•■^\ ^ ^^y ^^^ his wages for the said time, and to allow him his other expenses in 

<, !;■■ the passage aforesaid according to what he shall aver {secundum bonamjldem 

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1 330. Membrane 7 — cont. 

suam), and to cause to be made to him bills under John's seal for what 
shall be found to be due to him. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. ' Adam de Lynil)or<jh, the 
latt' king's constable of Bordeaux, has shewn the king, by petition before 
him and his council in parliament, that, when Fulk Lestraunge was the late 
king's seneschal of the duchy [of Aquitaine] and in the times of other 
semschals, because Fulk could not do what pertained to his office by reason 
of illness and because the other seneschals were so occupied with attairs 
touching the late king that they were insufficient for the rule of the 
duchy without the aid of other?, the said Adam made divers journeys to 
various parts of the duchy for the direction of the late king's affairs by order 
of the said seneschals, and expended great sums of money in this behalf, for 
which he has not yet obtained payment, and he has besought the king to 
cause such expenses to be allowed to him in his account to be rendered at 
the exchequer: the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to see 
the letters in Adam's possession of the seneschals aforesaid and of other 
magnates sent to the duchy by the late king for the reformation of its 
estate and for other reasons that testify the aforesaid journeys, and to cause 
Adam to have allowance for the expenses thereof according to their 
discretion. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 25. To the treasurer and baions of the exchequer ami to the chamberlains. 

Guildford. John de Orreton and the executors of the will ol Ilichard de Kirke- 
bride have shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in 
parliament, that the late king was indebted to the said John and Richard 
in lo3/. 19a'. -id. for their wages for the time when they were in his service 
in the marches of Scotland, as appears by divers bills of the said king's 
wardrobe in their possession, of which sum they have not yet obtained 
payment, and the said John and the executors are indebted to the king in 
721. 4s. Od. for victuals bought by John and Richard and others for whom 
they mainpcrned, and they have besought the king to cause the latter sum 
to be allowed to them in the preceding sum, and to cause the remainder of 
the former sum to be paid to them : the king therefore orders the tre.isurer 
and barons and chamberlains to see the bills aforesaid, and if they find 
that the debts aforesaid are clear and are still owing, to cause the said 
72/. 'is. Od. to be allowed in the said 153/. 19s. 4c?. at the exchequer, and 
to cause the remainder of the latter sum to be paid to John and the 
executors out of the treasury, or to cause them to have suitable assignment 
therefor. By pet. of C. 

Dec. 24. To Roger de Northburgh, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, formerly 

Guildford, keeper of the late king's wardrobe. Notification of the late king's order, 
of 13 February, in the 15th year of his reign [see this Calendar, 
15 Edward 11. , p. 418], to William Ridel, then constable of Bernard's 
Castle, to cause the said castle to be kept safely, and to cause it to be 
provisioned, taking victuals, if necessary, from the neighbouring parts 
according to the tenor of Maijna Carta, and to enjoin the men from 
whom the victuals Avere taken to come to the said king at his arrival in 
those parts' to receive payment, and to certify the said king in his wardrobe 
of th(! victuals thus taken, the names of those from whom they were taken, 
and their price. The king signifies this to Roger so that he may account 
with the executors of William's will concerning the premises, and may do 
what pertains to the final issue of the account. 

Dec. 21. To the treasurer and chamberlains. William de Fulham of London, 

Westniiuster. fi.^hnionger (pesshoiiner), has shewn the king, by petition before him and 

his council, that the late king was indebted to him in 41. 7s. Od. for fish 

bought from him for the expenses of the household, as appears by a bill 

of the late king's wHrdrol)e in William's possession, and he bus besought 



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1331. 

Jan. 15. 

WcstiuinFtcr 



Jan. 12. 
^Veslmiustt•r 



Jan. 15. 

Westminster 



Jan. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

till- king to cnuse payment or ns.signnient to bo made to him for the .said 
snni : the Icing thoroforc orders the treasurer and chambcrhiins to see the 
bill aforesaid and, if they find that the aforesaid .sura is clearly due, to 
causae payment or assignment therefor to be made to William. 

By pet. of C. 

To the same. Agnes de Benton, executrix of the will of Ralph do 
Benton, her late husband, has shewn the king, by petition before him and 
his council, that the late king was indebted to Ralph in 117/. 7s. 3i^d. for 
divers victuals bought from him for the late king's use, as appears by a 
bill of the late king's wardrobe in her possession, and she has besought 
the king to cause payment or as.-ignment therefor to be made to her: the 
kinjr therefore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to see the bill afore- 
saiil, and if they find that the said sum is clearly due, to cause Agnes to 
have payment or assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 

To .John Darcy, lord of Werk in Tyndale, or to the bailiff of the liberty 
in Tyndale. Order to restore to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl 
of Kent, formerly the wife of John Comyn of Badenagh, tenant in chief of 
the late king, the lands of the said John that were assigned to Margaret 
antl Edmund as Mai'garet's dower, whereof they were seised before 
Edmund's death, and to restore the issues thereof, as Margaret has shewn 
the king that the said lauds of her dower were afterwards resumed into 



the king's hands, and she has besought him to 
to her. 



cause them to be restored 
By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Henry de Braken, merchant, has shewn the king, by petition before him 
and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted to him in 
24/. 135. ll^cJ. lent to him by Henry in the port of London in the first 
year of his reign, as appears by the king's letters patent under his seal 
CHlled 'coket' in Henry's possession, and he has besought the king to 
cause this sum to be allowed to him in the next customs on wool, hides, 
ai'd wool-fells to be sent by him out of the realm from that port : the king 
therefore orders them to see the letters aforesaid and, if they ascertain that 
the aforesaid sum is clearly due to Henry, to cause the sum to be paid to 
Henry out of the exchequer or to be allowed to him in the customs as 
above. By pet. of C. 

To John de Pulteneye, mayor of London, escheator in that city. Order 
to cause the bridge whereby passage is had to the water of the Thames 
in the court of the New Temple, London, to be repaired out of the 
issues of the lauds and rents pertaining to the Temple, which are in his 
custody, as the king lately ordered him to cause the gates of the Temple to 
be kept open for the passage of his clerks of the chancery and other 
ministers whatsoever, because he understood that there ought to be a common 
passage by the middle of the said court to the Thames for clerks of the 
chancery and other ministers and for others wishing to come to West- 
minster, from sunrise to sunset, and he no^v understands that the bridge by 
which the passage to the Thames is made in the said court is so broken 
down that pas.sage cannot be made by it, .so that the said clerks, ministers, 
and others are hindered from coming to Westminster by water. By K. 

[Feeder a.] 

Membrane 6. 
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Whereas it was found 
by an inquisition of office taken by Simon de Bereford, late escheator this 
side Irent, that Bartholomew de Badelesmere at his death was seised in 



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1331. Membrane 6 — cont. 

his demesne as of fee of the manor of Etton and of the advowson of that 
town, CO. Northampton, and afterwards, at the petition of Hugh (ie 
Nortliburtjh and Hu<;h his son — asserting thiit they hohl the manor and 
advowson in fee and inheritance, and that Bartholomew did not die seised 
thereof and fearing tliat prejudice may be done to them by the said 
inquisition — exhibited before the king and his council in the present 
parhament, the king ordered Robert Selyman, then escheator this side 
Trent, to make inquisition in the presence of Hugh and Hugh whether 
Bartliolomew was seised or not of the manor and advowson aforesaid, etc., 
and it is found by the said inquisition that Bartholomew was not seised 
of the manor and advowson in his demesne as of fee at his death nor when 
his lands were seized into the late king's hands as forfeited, but that one 
Peter Russel was then and long before and after seised of the manor and 
advowson in his demesne as of fee of the gift and feoffment of John Russel 
his brother, and that Peter afterwards granted the manor and advowson to 
one Nicholas de Sancto Marco, to hold to him and his heirs, and that after- 
wards Peter re-accepted the manor and advowson of Nicholas's gift to hold 
for life of Nicholas and his heirs, and that Nicholas granted the reversion 
to the said Hugh and Hugh by fine levied in the king's court, and that 
Peter attorned to them in the court, and that he afterwartls granted and 
quit-claimed to Hugli and Hugh all the right and claim that he had in tlie 
manor and advowson, and that Hugh and Hugh hold the manor and 
advowson according to the form of the fine aforestiid ; and upon the afore- 
siiid inquisitions being inspected before the king and his council in the 
parliament aforesaid, it was considered by the council in parliament, because 
it appeared evidently that the inquisition taken by consideration of the said 
parliament was contrary to the inquisition of office, that Hugh and Hugh 
shall not be amoved from their seisin of the manor and advowson without 
being called by the common law of the realm for this purpose and having 
answer as befits : the king therefore orders the escheator not to intermeddle 
in any wise with the manor and advowson by virtue of any writ sent or to 
be sent to him on the tenor of the first inquisition, unless express mention 
of the second inquisition be made in the writ. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The executors of the 

Westminster, will of Gilbert de Sancto Leofardo, sometime bishop of Chichester, have 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that the late king 
in his last parliament at Westminster, at their prosecution by petition — 
suggesting that Edward I. was indebted to the said bishop by divers 
deeds of obligation in 1,502/. os. 2d. of a debt of 3,051/. that the said king 
received as a loan from the bishop — ordered the bishop of Exeter, then his 
treasurer, to certify him of what the bishop should find by inspection of 
what the executors had concerning the said debt, and the said treasurer sent 
transcripts of the said letters obligatory testifying the debt into the 
chanceiy together with his certificate, and the late king by pretext thereof 
ordered Master Robert de 13aldok, then his chancellor, in the same parlia- 
ment to send a Avrit to the; treasurer and barons to make such payment to 
the said executors, but the executors have not yet obtained any payment, 
wherefore they have appeared in person before the king and his council in 
the said parliament, and have asserted that they will remit to the king a 
moiety of the aforesaid 1,502/. bs. 2d. on condition that they may have 
the other moiety forthwith : the king sends to the treasurer and barons 
the aforesaid certificate sub pede sigilli, and orders thera to examine it and 
the said letters obligatory, and to search the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer, and if they ascertain that the said 1,502/. os. 2d. are owing, 
to canse the executors to have payment or assignment for a moiety thereof, 
on the conditions aforesaid. By pet. of C. 



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I3:u). 

Di'o. IS. 

\Vo^tIuiu^tl•r. 



1331. 

Jan. 20. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 20. 
NVestuiiuster. 



Jan. 17. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 18. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 17. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To tho chuniborlniii of Kacnnordyn. Order to pay to Hugh de Freiie — 
to whom the kin<j; hn.s comniitted tlie (nistody of tlic Ciistle and town of 
Cardijjan and of the stewardsliip of ' Cardij^anshire ' in South Wales during 
plcasinv — such fees for the lime that he shall have the custody as others who 
have had the custody were wont to have. By p.s. [4123.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to bo made to the executors of William Rydel, in their account at the 
exchequer of the time when he was the late king's constable of Bernard's 
Castle, for such wages for one bailiff and one clerk holding the court of the 
castle aforesaid as were wont to be allowed to other constables of that 
castle for such bailiff and clerk. 

To the same. Simon, archbishop of Canterbury, has shewn the king, by 
l>etition before him and his council in parliament, that the king, after the 
death of Walter, the late archbishop, by reason of certain debts due from 
Waller to him, caused all Walter's goods and chattels to be taken into his 
bands, which were afterwards granted and delivered to Simon, as ordinary 
of the place, because the executors of Walter's will refused the administra- 
tion of his goods, in order to make execution of the will, on condition that 
Simon should answer to the king for the said debts for so far as the goods 
sufficed, and the keepers of the temporalities of the- archbishopric, whilst 
they were in the king's hands by reason of the voidance, took 4,000 
quarters of corn of the said goods for the king's use, and answered to the 
king for the same, as appears by their account rendered at the exchequer, 
and Simon has besought the king tp cause the value of the said corn to be 
allowed in the debts due to the exchequer from Walter, wliich are exacted 
from Simon by summons of the exchequer : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to examine the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer 
touching the account of the said keepers, and if they find that the said corn 
came to the king's use, to allow the value thereof to the archbishop in the 
aforesaid debts. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Order to cause payment or assignment to be made to John 
Keyser of Newerk for \0l. if they find that that sum is due to him, as he has 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that 
the king is indebted to him in 10/. for Avines bought from him, as appears 
by a bill under the seal of Richard de la Pole, the king's butler, and he has 
besought the king to cause payment or assignment therefor to be made to 
him. By pet. of C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John de 
Wodeford, master of St. John's hospital, Chastel Donyngton, to have two 
cartloads of brushwood (busce) on Saturday in every week from the 
delivery or assignment of the parker of Donyngton park, which is now in 
the king's hands and in the escheator's custody, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Simon de Bereford, late escheator this side Trent, that 
the said master and his predecessors from time out of mind have been wont 
to receive two cartloads of brushwood for firewood on Saturday in every 
week from the aforesaid park by the delivery or assignment of the [larker, 
without any interruption on the part of any lord of the park until John was 
hindered from receiving such bru.«hwood by Hugh le Despenser, the elder, 
to whom the late king granted the town of Donyngton with the park afore- 
said in the 17th year of his reign. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to cause Eleanor de Lenham, daughter and heiress 
of John de Lenham, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of her 
father's lands, as she proved her age before Simon de Bereford, late escheator 
thi.s side Trent, and the king has taken her homage. By p.s. [4221.] 



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1331. Membrane 6 — cont. 

Jan. 11. To "William do Brome and Thouias Ace. Order to deliver to Joan, late 

Westmiuster. the wife of Roger de Mortiio Mari, earl of March, all the lauds iu Ewy: s 

and Walterston that are of her inheritance, which are in their cu.stody, as 

the king has restored to her the lands of her inheritance, which are in his 

hands by reason of Roger's death. By p.s. [4191.] 

Jan. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westmiuster. Order to cause payment or assignment to be made to Christiana, late the 
■\vife of Robert de Stubton, executrix of his will, for what they shall find to 
be due to her by inspection of the bill mentioned below, as she has shewn 
the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that the king 
is indebted to Robert in Al. 1 1*. Od. for divers victuals bought from him for 
the late king's use, as appears by a bill of the late king's wardrobe, and she 
has besought the king to cause payment or satisfuciion to be made to her. 

By pet. of C. 

Jan. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a moiety 

Westminster, of the issues of the old custom iu the port of Southampton to be assigned to 
the conirhuuities, inhabit.ints, and merchants of the following towns and 
places of the duchy [of Aquitaine], to wit Bourg (Biirgo), Blaye {Blavia), 
St. Sever, St. Qnitterie {Sancti Quinter), llonnegnvde (Boncgarde), Sorde, 
La Batut, Peyrehorade {de Pereforate), Pouillou (Pulion), Hure (Hiii/re), 
and Labouheyre {Hebefavore), to hold until they be satisfied thence for the 
debts due to them from Edward I., in satisfaction whereof the king, in the 
first year of his reign, assigned to them all the issues of the custom of wool, 
hides, and wool-fells in the port of Southampton, as they have shewn the 
king, by petition before him and his council, that they have been amoved 
from the collection of the said issues by reason of an assignment thereof to 
the merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, and they have 
besought the king to order the issues to be restored to them, or at least to 
cause payment to be made to them for the arrears of the said debts. The 
king makes this order with the assent of the merchants of the society of the 
Bardi. By K. 



Membrane 5. 

Jan. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Guildford, to be made to John de Aspale, king's yeoman, for IdO marks in the 125/. due 
from him to the exchequer, as he has shewn the king that two of his horses, 
which were appraised at 100 marks, were taken into the king's hands after 
the death of Edmund, late earl of Kent, because John was of the earl's 
household (fidt familiuris), without any satisfaction being made to him for 
the .same, and he has besought the king to cau.se the value aforesaid to be 
allowed to him as above, and the king accedes to his petition because he had 
his will of the said horses. By p.s. 

Jan. 13. To the keeper of the castle of Bergeveny and of the land of AVent in South 

Westminster. AVale.s. Order to pay to Robert de INIiddelton, king's yeoman — to whom the 
king has granted the bailiwick of the scrjeanty of the said land, which belonged 
to .folin de llast} iige.s, tenant in chief of the late king, and which is in the 
king's hands by reason of the minority of Laurence, son and heir of John, 
during the heir's minority — his usual wages for the time that he shall have 
the custody, as were wont to be paid to others who had that custody. 

Jan. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Roger do Hor.seleye has 

Westminster, shewn the king, by [jetilion before liim :mi(1 his council iu parliameni, that ho 

expended a great sum of money by the late king's order al)<)Ut the making 

of walls, turrets, houses, and other buildings of the castle of Baundiurgh in 

lime of the war for the safe-keeping of the same when he was the constable 



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VSM. 



.Tan. 23. 
Westmiustcr. 



Jan. 20. 
Westmiustcr. 



Jan. 12. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 18. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 
lliorcof, niul he demanded allowance for such expen.se8 in his account at 
tlie exciieciuer of the issues of the said castle, and the treasurer and barons 
bftve deferred making liim allowance therefor because he had no warrant in 
his posscs!!iiou for the said order, and he has prayed the king to provide a 
remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to see the 
particulars of the said expenses exhibited before them by Roger, and to 
make inquisition concerning the premises if necessary, and to cau.se Roger 
to have allowance for what they shall find he expended for the said works. 

By pet. of C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 
Isiibella, late the wife of Robert de Scales, for her fealty for the lands that 
she holds of the king, as she has done fealty to the king. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William de Stoke, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to Rhys son of Rhys 
ap Mereduk, a Wel.'^h prisoner in Norwich castle, the arrears for the time 
of the sheriff's office of the wages that he was wont to receive in the time of 
Edward I. and Edward II. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king sends to them 
enclosed herein the petition of William Cotun and William Shire, executors 
of the will of Roger Peterel, exhibited before him and his council in 
parliament, and orders them to call before them Nicholas de Tikhull, and to 
see his account, and if they find by inspection thereof that the lead whereof 
the petition makes mention came to the late king's use, and that the money 
therefor is still in arrear, to cause the executors to have payment of the 
money. By pet. of C, 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
The abbot of Tironeau {Tyron) has shewn the king, by petition before him 
and his council in parliament, that king Edward, the king's progenitor, 
granted to the abbot and convent 20 marks yearly from the exchequer, and 
that the abbot and convent received payment thereof yearly from the time of 
the grant by virtue of the king's progenitors' writs of liberate, until Edward I. 
ordered the said 20 marks to be detained amongst the lands that belonged 
to men of the power of the king of Prance that he caused to be taken into 
his hands by reason of the war between him and the king of France, 
and the abbot has besought the king to cause the said sum to be paid to 
him hereafter and the arrears thereof from the time of the king's accession, 
when the abbot will remit at the exchequer the residue of the arrears afore- 
said : the king therefore orders the treasv;rer and barons and the chamber- 
lains to see the charter of the grant aforesaid and the rolls and memoranda 
of the exchequer, and the writs of liberate aforesaid in the exchequer, and if 
they ascertain that the aforesaid 20 marks yearly were granted to the abbot 
and convent in form aforesaid, and that the abbey and convent had payment 
thereof until the money was detained by reason of the war, and that they 
did not remit it to the king or to any of his predecessors, and did not make 
any deed that may benefit the king in this behalf, and that the money was 
detained by reason of the said war and for no other reason, they are to pay 
the ai rears theieof from the time of the king's accession, and -to pay it to 
the abbot or his proctor from the treasury henceforth, or to cause him to 
have an assignment therefor, on condition that the abbot or his proctor 
remit to the king the arrears aforesaid. By pet. of C. 

To the same. The executors of the will of John de Okham have shewn 
the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that they are 
bound to render account to the king of the time when John was the late 



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king's cofferer and for other causes, and the king is indebted to John in 
divers sums of money, as appears by bills of the late king's wardrobe in the 
executors' possession, and also by the accounts of the keepers of the said 
king's wardrobe and by other evidences in the exchequer, and they have 
besought the king to cause their accounts to be audited, and if, after auditing, 
they be found indebted to the king, to cause the amount thereof to be allowed 
in the debts due to John from the king, and if the king be found to be indebted 
to John after the auditing, to order such debts to be paid to them : the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons and chamberlains to audit the said 
account, and to see the said bills and the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer, and to cause the debts to be paid or allowed to the executors 
according to their petition. By pet. of C. 

To the sixme. The executors of the will of Ranulph de Benton have 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that 
they are bound to render account at the exchequer of the time when Ranulph 
was keeper of the late king's victuals at Berwick on Tweed, and for divers 
other causes, and that the king is indebted to Ranulph in divers sums of 
money as appears by the bills of the late king's wardrobe in their possession, 
and also by the accounts of the keepers of the wardrobe and by other 
evidences in the exchequer, and they have besought the king to cause their 
accounts to be audited, and if, after auditing, they be indebted to the king, 
to cause the amount of such debt to be allowed in the debts due to Ranulph 
from the king, and if, after auditing, the king be found to be indebted to 
Ranulph, to cause the said debts to be paid to them : the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons and chamberlains to audit the executors' 
accounts, and to see the said bills and the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer, and to cause the debts to be paid or allowed to the executors 
according to their petition. By pet. of C 

Jan. 22. To John de Houton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to Civuse 7</. a day 

Westuiiuster. to be paid to Robert de Clipston, keeper of the manor and park of Clipston, 
for the time of the escbeator's ofiice, and to cause that sum to be paid to him 
henceforth, as the king, on 12 January, in the first year of his reign, com- 
mitted the custody of the manor and park to Robert during pleasure, so that he 
should answer to the king for the issues thereof, and should maintain the manor 
at the king's cost and the palings of the park at his own cost, receiving for 
the latter timber from dry wood in the park and Id. a day from the escheator 
beyond Trent for himself, his parkers and the makers of the palings, and the 
king afterwards, on 15 September, in the second year of his reign, committed 
the custody to Robert during pleasure, so that he should answer for the 
issues thereof, and should maintain the manor and palings, and should receive 
as above. 

Jan. 20. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order not to molest Master Hugh Elys, king's 

Westminster, clerk, concerning the deanery of the king's free chapel of Wolrenhamplon 
by reason of the king's collation thereof upon Richard de Castello, his clerk, 
and to maintain and protect him in possession, restoring to him any goods 
or chattels that may have been arrested by reason of the premises, as the 
king conferred the deanery upon Richard de Castello upon being given to 
understand that it was void, and Master ]Iugh has appeared in chancery in 
person anil h.-is asserted that he holds the de;UH>ry of the king's collation, and 
Las exhibited the king's letters patent testifying the same. 



-iQorv Membrane 4. 

Dec. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchcfpier. ^fargery, late tho wife of 

Guildford. William de Eslyugton, has shewn the king, I)y petition before him and his 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Dec. 22. 
Westo)iiister. 



1331. 

Jan. 8. 
Guildford. 



Jan. 11. 
Westminster. 



Membrane A — cont. 

comu-il in piirliauicnt, lliat tlio latii king onk-red by writ of privy seal John 
lU- E.-ilyn-rtoii, tlKUi constable of Banniburgh castle, to retain, by the super- 
vision of William do Felton, then sheriff of Northumberland, in that castle 
at the said king's wages 12 men-at-arms and 40 footmen for the munition 
thereof, until the sjiid king should otherwise ordain, and that John retained 
the said men from 10 June, in the 5th year of the said king's reign, until 
30 September, in the 7th year of his reign, and that the treasurer and barons 
defer allowing the wages of tlie aforesaid men for the said time to Margery, 
who as tenant of John's lands has rendered account at the exchequer of the 
time when .John was constable, because the said William died before he 
could testify his supervision aforesaid, wherefore she has besought the king 
to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to 
see the late king's writ, and if they ascertain by inquisition or otherwise 
that John retained the aforesaid men and paid them their wages for the said 
time, to cause the wages to be allowed to Margery in her account. 

By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Francis de Loveyne has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council, that the late king was indebted to him in 106s. 8</. for cloth bought 
from him in the fifth year of his reign, as appears by a bill of the said king's 
wardrobe in his possession, and he has besought the king to order the aforesaid 
sum to be paid to him : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to see the bill, and if they ascertain that the said sum is due to Fiancis, to 
cause it to be paid to him out of the treasury, or to cause him to have a 
suitable assignment. }^y pet. of C 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to supersede entirely the execution 
of the king's order by writ of the exchequer to sell, by the view of the prior 
of Wyrsop, all the sheep and beasts that belonged to Simon de Bereford in 
the manors of Gryngele and Wheteleye, lately taken into the king's hands 
by the sheriff, except the plough-beasts and the plough-horses necessary for 
the cultivation of the manor, and also all corn that belonged to Simon there, 
except seed and allowances {liberaciones) for the servants in the manors, and 
to have the money received thence at the exchequer in the octaves of the 
Purification next, as the king afterwards appointed Master John de Lange- 
port and John Byk, constable of Tykhill castle, by letters patent under the 
great seal to sell all the goods and chattels aforesaid by the view and testi- 
mony of Master John WaAvayn, except the horses and oxen for carts and 
ploughs and the corn for seed and allowances. By C. 

To the collectors of the old custom in the port of London. Order to pay 
to Dinus Forsetti, Peter Reyneri, Bartholomew Barde, and their fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, all money arising from 
the custom in that port until they be satisfied for the sums due to them for 
which the custom was assigned to them, or until otherwise ordered, notwith- 
standing any assignment upon the custom previously made by the king, with 
the exception of the assignments to John de Hanon[ia], the count of Julers, 
John de Berners, William Chaumberleyn, and Gerard de Potes, which were 
excepted when the king assigned the issues of the customs in England to 
the said merchants because they had undertaken before him and his council 
to pay a certain sum of money daily for the expenses of his household. 
The king will cause tallies to be levied at the exchequer and delivered to the 
collectors for the sums that they shall pay to the aforesaid merchants. 

The like to the following : 

The collectors of the new custom iu the port of the said city. 
The c;)lleetor.s of the customs in the port of Sauthampton. 
The collectors of the customs in the port of Hertilpole. 



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]^332, Membrayie 4 — cont. 

The collectors of the customs in the port of Boston. 

The collectors oi the customs in the port of Lenne. 

The collectors of the customs in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors of the customs in the port of Newcastlo-on-Tyue. 

The collectors of the customs in the port of Ipswich. 

The collectors of the customs iu the port of Sandwich. 

•Tan. 10. To the sheriti" of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Westminster, be elected in place of William de Crungerthorp, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

Jan. 12. To David, king of Scotland. Letter recommending to his favour Dinus 

Westminster. Forcetti, Peter Reyneri, Bartholomew de Barde, Loterius Johanuis, and 
their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, and their 
goods in his kingdom, requesting him to admit the said merchants and their 
proctors and envoys when they shall happen to come to iiis land, and that he 
will order their affairs to be expedited, in consideration of their services to 
the king and to his father. As the king has assigned to them the 10,000 
marks due from the king of Scotland at midsummer next, in full payment 
of the 30,000 marks that were due to the king according to the peace 
between him and Robert, David's father, the king requests David to pay to 
them the said 10,000 marks, receiving from them the king's letters of 
acquittance, which he sends to him by tliera. \^Fcedera.'] 

Jan. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John de Donecastria, 

Westminster, kinsman and heir of John de Donecastria, has shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council in parliament, that the late king was indebted to 
the said John [the elder] in divers sums for his fees for the time when he 
was one of his justices of the Bench and his justice to take assizes in divers 
counties, as appears by divers writs in the exchequer, and the said John was 
indebted to tlie late king in divers debts for the arrears of his account of the 
time when he was the keeper of certain forfeited lands, which debts are 
exacted from the petitioner by summons of the exchequer, and he has 
besought the king to cause the debts thus exacted for John's debts to be 
allowed in the debts due to John for his fees : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
and to see the writs aforesaid, and to allow to the petitioner the debts that 
they shall ascertain are due to the said John for his fee in the debts exacted 
from him for the arrears of John's account. By pet. of C, 

.Tan. 12. To Adam de Wythiford, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 

WeMminster. John Lestraunge, king's yeoman, to whom the king has committed the 

custody of Conewaye castle during pleasure, such wages and fees for so long 

as he shall have the custody as were wont to be paid to others who had the 

custody heretofore. 

To Robert de Dyggeby. Order to deliver to John de Denton the baili- 
wick of the hundred of Gartre, co. Leicester, and not to interme<ldle further 
with the same, although the king committed the bailiwick to Robert on 
28 December last, as Queen Isabella, who held the hundred for life of the 
king's grant, had granted it by letters patent, long l)efore the king's commis- 
sion thereof to Rol)ert, to the said John for his life, and the king accepted 
the said grant before the aforesaid 28 December. 

Jan. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cau.se due 

WestmiuBter. allowance to be made to the sheriffs of London in their account for the 
expenses incurred by them about the drawing and hanging of Roger de 
Mortuo Mari and Simon de Berelbrd. 



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\',^{^\ Membrane 4 — cont. 

.Inn. 22. EilimiiKl, indstor of St. Leonard's Ilo.spital, Neuport, in Essex, imprisoned 

Westmiustcr. at Colcho.'Ster for trespass of venison in the forest of Essex, has letters to 
Robert de Utfonl, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail him until the 
first assize. 

Jan. 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Muri^aret. late the wife of Henry de Benteleye, executrix of his will, has 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that 
the late king was indebted to Henry in 54/. for the time when Henry was 
in his service in Scotland, as appears by a bill of the said king's wardrobe 
in her possession, of which sum payment has not yet been made, and she 
has besought the king to order the said sum to be paid to her : the king 
therefore orders them to see the bill aforesaid, and if they ascertain 
that the debt is clear and is still owing, and that Margaret is executrix 
of Henry's will, to cause the said sum to be paid to her out of the treasury, 
or to cause her to have an assignment for it. By pet. of pari. 

To the same. Simon de Swanlond of London, merchant, has shewn the 
king, by petition before him and his council, that the king is indebted 
to him in 7l. for divers things bought from him for the late king's use, as 
appears by a [bill] of the said king's wardrobe in his possession, and he has 
besought the king to order this sum to be paid to him : the king therefore 
orders them to see the bill aforesaid, and if they ascertain that the said sum 
is clearly due to Simon, to cause it to be paid to him, or to cause him to 
have an assignment for it. By pet. of C. 

To the justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. Order 
to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, 
the lands, royalties, and liberties of her inheritance in that land, with the 
issues thereof from tiietime when they were taken into the king's hands, as 
the king has restored to her the lands of her inheritance, which were taken 
into his hands by reason of Roger's death. By p.s. [4194.] 

1330. 

Dec. 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 

Westminster, de Bello Campo, son and heir of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, 
tenant in chief of the late king, to have the office of sheriff of "Warwick, 
which is of his inheritance, and to admit to that office him whom Thomas 
shall present before them at the exchequer to execute the office in his name, 
as was usual in his ancestors' times, as the king has taken his homage and 
rendered to him his lands. 



Jan. 12. 

Wej^tminster. 



Membrane 3. 

Dec. 13. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to the 

WestmiDjter. keeper of both gates of the castle, 4c?. a day ; to Alexander le Payntour, one 
of the viewers of the king's works there, 2d. a day ; to Thomas le Rotour, 
the other viewer, 2d. : to John the gardener of the king's garden without 
the castle, 2^d. a day ; to four watchmen of the castle, 2c?. a day ; to Robert 
de Wodeham, captain-forester oi Wyndesore forest, I2d. a day ; to Ralph 
de la More, clerk of the king's works in the castle, 2c?. a day ; to Ralph de 
Weston, keeper of the park of Keiiygton, l^d. a day, being their w^ages and 
stipends, from the time of the constable's appointment until Michaelmas 
next. 

To the same. Order to pay to Gilbert Pypot, the king's fletcher 
{attilliatori) in the castle, the arrears of his usual wages from the time of 
the constable's appointment, and to pay him the said wages henceforth, and 
to cause him to have the things necessary for his office. 



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1330. 



1331. 

Jan. 12. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 11. 
Westminster. 



1330. 
Dec. 22. 

Westminster. 



1331. 

Jan. 13. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 18. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 18. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 19. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

To the same. Order to cause the king's chaplains celebrating divine 
service in the king'.s chapel of the castle to have bread, wine, oil, and other 
small necessaries for th'e maintenance of divine service there. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to deliver lo Joan, late the wife of Roger 
de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, the castle of Lodelowc, a third of a moiety 
of the town of Lodelowe, a carucate of land and (5 acres of meadow and two 
watermills there, and the manor of Staunton Lacy, as the king learns by 
inquL-ition taken by the sheriff that the premises are of her iuheritance and 
that they are in the king's hands by reason of the earl's death, and that they 
are held of the king in chief by barony, and she has besought the king to 
cause them to be rendered and restored to her, and the king has respited 
until Michaelmas next her homage and fealty therefor. By p.s. [4194.] 

To the justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
deliver to the aforesaid Joan all the lands of her inheritance in Ireland, as 
the king has rendered to her the lands of her inheritance, which were taken 
into his hands by reason of her husband's death. By p.s. 

Vacated because otherivise above. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to his chamberlains. 
The abbot of Rievaux has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that the late king received from him a loan of 
20 marks by the hand of William de Melton, then his clerk, for the expedi- 
tion of his affairs, which William delivered to Master John de Weston, then 
chamberlain of Scotland, by the said king's order, as appears by his letters 
patent in the abbot's possession, and the abbot has besought the king to 
cause the said 20 marks to be allowed to him in the payment of the tenth 
for four years now current to be made by the abbot : the king therefore 
orders them to see the aforesaid letters, and if they find that the aforesaid 
sum is due to the abbot, to cause it to be paid to him out of the treasury, or 
to cause him to have an assignment. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
sheriff of Bedford in his account 10 marks, if they ascertain that he paid this 
sum to the warden and brethren of the Friars Minors of Bedeford, in execu- 
tion of the king's order to pay to them this sum of his alms out of the 
deodands to be adjudged to him in the eyre of Bedford. 

To Geoffrey de Edenham. Order to intend the holding of pleas before 
the king with Geoffrey le Scrop and others, his justices appointed to hold 
such pleas, as the king wills that Geoffrey shall intend the holding of such 
pleas with them during pleasure. By C. 

To the sheriff" of Northampton. Order to restore to Henry Barri of 
Herdewyk, clerk, his goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's 
hands by Thomas Wake of Bleseworth, late sheriff of that county, upon his 
being charged before Geoffrey lo Scrop and his fellows, then justices in eyre 
in that county, with breaking the houses of John Mariot and Joan Waryn 
and the robbery of divers of their goods at Wylhcmale, as he has purged his 
innocence before H. bishop of Lincoln, the ordinary of the place, to whom 
he was delivered according to the privilege of the clergy. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas — upon its being 
found by inquisition taken by .Simon do Bercford, then cschoator this .side 
Trent, that John de Boclond, knight, at his death held no lands of the king 
in chief by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the 
king, but that he held certain lands in ' gavelkyndc; ' in the town of Maidcn- 
Btane of the archbishopric of Canterbury, then void and in the king's hands, 



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1331. 



Jan. 12. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 13. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 20. 
Westminster. 



Memhrane 3 — cont. 

hy tlio sorvico of o.v. Sd. yearly, and timt Gregory, Richard, Laurence, and 
Jolin, his son.s, and Jolin son of John dc Boclond, the younger, were his 
next lioirs tlio king ordered tlic naiil eseheafor not to internicddh^ further 
with the lands of thesjiid John ; and the king afterwards — at the escheator's 
picsccution, suggesting that he was charged in his account at the exchequer 
with tlie issues of the said huids for the time when they were in the king's 
liands by reason of tiie voidanee of the archbishopric al^uresaid ordered the 
treasurer and barons to supersede until the following parliament the demand 
nnuie upon the escheator for the issues aforesaid ; and now William de 
Neuport, Simon's late sub-escheator in co. Kent, has given the king to 
understand that Simon charged him with the said issues in his account 
rendered to Simon, which account William afterwards caused to be recited 
at the exchequer for certain reasons, by reason whereof William still remains 
charged with the issues at the exchequer, and he has besought the king to 
provide for his indemnity ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause the exaction for the issues from William to be superseded, 
and to cause him to be discharged and acquitted thereof at the exchequer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
The abbot of Wardou has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that Henry III. granted to the abbot of that place 
20 marks yearly at the exchequer for the damages that the abbey sustained 
in the siege of I3edeford castle, until such time as he should provide the abbot 
with 10/. of laud yearly, as appears by his letters patent in the abbot's 
possession, and the said abbot received that rent at the exchequer of the said 
king, and the rent was allowed at his exchequer and at the exchequer of 
Edward I. until the rent was withdrawn without reasonable cause in the 
time of Edward I., and the abbot has besought the king to order the rent 
and the arrears thereof from the said time to be paid to him, or to cause the 
arrears to be allowed to him in the tenths or other debts due from him : the 
king therefore orders them to see the letters aforesaid, and to search the 
rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and to see the writs of liberate and 
allocate concerning the rent, and if they do not find that any reasonable 
cause for the withdrawal of the rent, and if they find that it was previously 
paid and allowed to the abbot, to pay the arrears thereof out of the treasury 
to the abbot, or to cause him to have due allowance therefor according to 
their discretion, and to cause the rent to be paid yearly henceforth. 

By pet. of C. 

To Robert Selyman, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
William de Clynton and Juliana his wife, heiress of William de Leyburn, 
the issues of the manor of Knolton from the time of its being taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Thomas Perot, as the king — upon its 
being found by inquisition that Thomas Perot at his death held no lands in 
chief of the king as of the crown by reason whereof the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king, but that he held a tenement called 'Coldelowe ' 
of the heir of James de Aitdeley, a minor in the king's custody, by the 
service of 8s. 6c?. at two terms of the year, and the manor of Knolton of the 
said Juliana, who is of full age, by knight service, and that he held 
other lands of other lords by various services, and that Thomas Perot, 
son of Simon Perot, Thomas's nephew (nepos), is his next heir and is aged 
2 years — ordered the escheator to retain in the king's hands the tenement 
called ' Coldelowe' until otherwise ordered, and not to intermeddle further 
with the manor of Knolton, and William and Juliana have entered the manor 
by virtue of the said order. If there be any reason why the escheator cannot 
execute this order, he is to certify the king of it under his seal without delay. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The prior of the Hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England has shewn the king, by petition before 



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Jan. 22. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 22, 

Westminster. 



Jan. 23. 
Westminster. 

Jan. 22. 

Westmin.ster. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

him and his conncil, that all the goods and chattels that belonged to the 
ma.>*ter and brethren of the order of the Temple at tlie time of the annulling 
of the order came to the late king's hands, and divers debts now run in 
demand against the master and brethren by summons of the exchequer, 
which are exacted from the prior because the lauds of the master and 
brethren are in his hands by virtue of a statute, and he hjis besought the 
king to cause him to be discharged of the said debts: the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to cause tiie rolls and other 
memoranda of the exchequer concerning such debts to be searched, and to 
certify the king iu chancery under the exchequer seal of what they shall 
find, so that the chancellor, having called before him men learned in the 
law, may cause to be ordained by the king's council what shall be just in 
this matter. They are to supersede the levying of the said debts whilst the 
matter is pending undetermined (indiscusso) in chancery. By pet. of C. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of 
Duncan de Ferendraght, the arrears of 49 marks yearly for Michaelmas term 
last, and to cause that sum to be paid to her yearly henceforth, which sum 
the king assigned to her in recompense for the manor of Briggestok, 
CO. Northampton [as at page 63, above'}. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Richard Cros of London, fishmonger (pessoner), has shewn the king, by 
petition before him and his council in parliament, that the late king was 
indebted to him and his fellows in 15/. 17*. 9(1. for fish bought from them for 
the expenses of his household when he was prince of Wales, as appears by 
a bill of his wardrobe in Richard's possession, of which sum they have not 
received payment, and Richard has besought the king to order this sum to 
be paid to him and his fellows; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons and the chamberlains to see the bill aforesaid, and if they ascertain 
that the debt aforesaid is clear and is still owing, to cause it to be paid to 
Richard and his fellows out of the treasury, or to cause them to have an 
assignment for it. By pet. of 0, 

To John de Houton, eschoator beyond Trent. Order to repair the houses 
in the king's manor of Clipston, as the king understands that there are many 
defects in them. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. The men of that county have shewn the king 
that there was a gaol in the town of Ipswich, wherein all tho.se indicted and 
taken in that county u.sed to be kept until they were delivered, from time 
out of mind until the time when Richard de Roff"ham was sheriff of that 
county, when the gaol fell down, and it has remained unrepaired until now, 
and all those indicted or taken in that county have been taken thence to 
Norwich castle, which is in co. Norfolk, and have been there detained and 
many of them have been delivered at Norwich by men of co. Norfolk who 
were ignorant of their crimes, by reason whereof the men of co. Suftblk have 
not dared to take or indict thieves and other malefactors there because they 
have been many times delivered by strangers ignorant of their larcenies and 
other crimes, and they have besought the king to order the old gaol of 
Ipswich to be repaired and to order such indicted and taken men to be there 
received and imprisoned ; the king therefore orders the sheriff to cause the 
saitl gaol to be repaired by the view of lialph de Bockyng', so that such 
prisoners may be received and delivered there as was wont in the time of 
Edward 1. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 2. 

Jan. 1ft. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. A. archbishop of Dublin 

Westminster, ha."* shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, 

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2332 Membrane 2 — cont. 

that the king is indebted to him in 628/. 17s. Sr^rf. for his wagers for the 
time wlien he was s^nt bv the late king as euvov toGasoonv, for the exjHxii- 
tion of certain of the said king's affairs, as appears bv Ins account in the 
exchequer, and he is indebted to the king in 1.1171/. 6.*. Oi</. for the arrears 
of his aocounr of the time when he was the late king's treasurer of the 
exchequer of Dublin, which are exacted from him for the king's use by 
summons of the exchequer, and he has besought the king to cause the 
fonner sum to be allowed to him in the latter : the king therefore oixiers the 
treasurer and barons to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer 
touching such account, and if thev ascertain that the former sum is still due 
to the archbishop, to cause it to be allowed to him as above. Bv pet. of 0. 

Jan. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. John de Orreton has shewn the king, hv petition before him and his council 
in parliament, that the late king was indebted to him in 15/. for his wages 
for the time when he was in the said king's service in the marches of 
Scotland, as appeal's by a bill of bis wardrobe in John's possession, of which 
sum he has not received payment, and he is indebted to the king in 15/. for 
victuals bought by him from the said king, and he has besought the king to 
cause the sum due from him to be allowed to him in the sum due to him : 
the king therefore orders them to see the bill aforesaid, and if they ascertain 
that the debts contained in it are clear and are still owing, to cause allowance 
to be made as above. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 21. To the same. The prior of Ivychurch (Monasterio Ederoso) has shewn 
Westminster, the king, by petiriou before him and his council in parliament, that the late 
king granted to the prior and convent of that place \00s. yearly from the 
issues of the manor of Claryndon for ever, for the maintenance of the light 
in the church of their monastery, and from that time until now the prior has, 
through the default of those who were bailiffs of the manor, and who would 
not pay the rent for their times, prosecuted at great expense in the late 
king's chancery and in that of the present king and in divers parliaments for 
payment of the rent, and he has not been able to obtain payment thereof for 
ten years and over, although the bailifFs have been frequently ordered by 
writs of the king and of his father to cause it to be paid to the prior yearly, 
and the prior has besought the king to cause the arrears of the rent to be paid 
to him : the king, considering that the grant was made to the honour of Grod 
and of holy church to endure for ever, orders the treasurer and chamberlains 
to cause payment to be made to the prior of as much as they shall ascertain 
to be in arrear to him of the said lOO*. yearly, or the treasurer and barons 
are to cause him to have an assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 16. To the same. Roger de Bomste<le of Xorwich, merchant, has shewn the 

Westminster, king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that the king is 
indebted to him in S/. \.Qs. S«/. lent to him by Roger in the first year of his 
reign in the port of Great Yarmouth, as apptars by his letters patent under 
the seal called • coket ' in Roger's possession, and he has besought the king 
to cause this sum to he paid to him or to be allowed to him in the next 
customs of wool, hides, and wool-fells to be taken out of the realm from that 
port by him : the king therefore orders them to see the letters aforesaid, and 
if they asct-rtain that this sum is still due to Roger, to cause it to be paid or 
allowed to him a^ above. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 20. To the same. The executors of the will of Richard de Kirkebride have 

Westminster, shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that 
the late king was indebted to Roger in 13S/. 19s. -k/. for his wages for the 
time when he was in the said king's service in the marches of Scotland, as 
appears by divers biUs of the late king's wardrobe in their posse.ssion, of 
which sum payment has not yet been made, and the executors are indebted 



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Jan. 16. 

Westminster. 



Jan, 18. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 24. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

to the king in 57/. 4j. Od. for victuals bought by Richard and others for 
whom he mtiinperned, and tliey have besought the king to cause tlie latter 
sura to be allowed to them in the former, and to order the remainder of the 
former sum to be paid to them : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons and chumberUiiiis to see the bills aforesaid, and if they find the debts 
therein cout^iined are clear and are still owing, to cause the said 57/. 4«. 0(/. 
to bo allowed in the greater sum, and to cause the remainder of the latter 
to be paid to the executors out of the treasury, or to cause them to have an" 
assignment therefor. liy pet. of C. 

To the same. Roger Bisshop has shewn the king, by petition before him 
and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted to him in 49/. 13.«. Od. 
for divers victuals bought from him by Stephen le Blound for the late king's 
use, in the seventh year of the said king's reign, by order of Ingelard de 
Warle, then keeper of the wardrobe, as appears by a bill made to Roger 
under the seals of Ingelard and of John de Okham, and he has besought the 
king to order payment of the said sum to be made to him ; the king therefore 
orders them to see the said bill, and if they find that the debt is clear and is 
still owing, to cause it to be paid out of the treasury, or to cause an assign- 
ment to be made for it. By pet. of C. 

To John de Bray, late receiver of the issues of the castle, town, manor, 
and honour of Dynbegh, and of the cantreds of Ros, Reywynok, and 
Kaermer, and of the commote of Dynmael, which belonged to Roger de 
Mortuo Mari, the king's enemy and rebel Order to pay to William de 
Monte Acuto, to whom the king has granted the castle, town, manor, honour, 
cantreds, and commote, all ferms and rents thereof for Michaelmas term 
last, and all issues and profits of the same received since that term and 
pertaining to the king by reason of Roger's forfeiture, as the king has granted 
the rents, ferms, and issues to William. By p.s. 

The like to the following : 

Thomas de Hampton, late steward of the castle, etc. aforesaid. 
William de Ercalowe, keeper of the castle, etc. aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Benedict de Fulsham has 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that 
the king is indebted to him in divers sums of money for the surpluses of 
accounts rendered by him at the exchequer for the time when he was the 
butler of the late king and of the king, and for divers other causes, as 
appears by his accounts and by bills of the wardrobe in his possession, and 
he is indebted to the king in divers debts, and he has besought the king to 
cause all the debts due from him to the king to be allowed to him in the 
debts due to him from the king ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to see the accounts and bills aforesaid, and to allow to Benedict such 
debts due from him up to the amount of the debts that they shall ascertain 
to be due clearly to him from the king at the exchequer. By pet. of C. 

To the same. The said Benedict has shewn the king, by petition before 
him and his council in parliament, that he, by the king's order by writ 
of the privy seal, caused two pipes of Rhenish wine (de Rynoys) to be 
sent to Kenilworth castle for the late king's expenses there, and there 
delivered them to the keepers of the said king, and that the treasurer and 
barons defer making him allowance for the said pipes because he has not in his 
po38es.<iion any warrant for the receipt thereof, wherefore he has be.«oiight 
the king to provide a remedy ; the king, as he learns from the testimony of 
Richard de Rivers that Benedict caused the said pipes to be sent to the 
the afure.s]iid castle and there delivered them to the keepers of the siiid king, 
orders the treasurer and barons to see the order aforesaid, and if liicy 

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110 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

T ooj Membra7ie 2 — co7it. 

n^ot'i-tnin tlmt BonpiUct had such order, to cause payment to be made to liim 
fi)r the pipi's, or to cause him to have due allowance tliei'efov in the debts 
due from him to the king. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 20. To the same. The said Benedict has shewn the king, by petition before 

Wcstmiuster. him and liis council in parliament, that he, when he was the late king's 
butler, caused, by the said king's order by word of mouth without any other 
uai rant, seven tuns of wine to be placed in the manor of Shene, and two tuns 
of wine in the manor of Eltham, and that he delivered to the ssaid king on 
divers occasions tor his private expenses 1 1 tuns of wine, and to John de 
Eltham, the king's brother, for his expenses at the time of the persecution 
of Hugh le Despenser two tuns of wine, and that the treasurer and barons 
defer making him allowance for the said tuns because he had no special 
warrant for the delivery of the said wine with the exception of the late 
king's orders by word of mouth, and he has besought the king to cause the 
said tuns to be allowed to him, especially as he is prepared to prove that he 
delivered them by order of the late king made by word of mouth and that he 
has not yet had allowance tlierefor ; as it is testified before the king that the 
late king would frequently of his liberality give certain tuns of wine at his 
pleasure, and would order them to be delivered to those to whom they were 
given without a warrant of his letters, and as Benedict and William de 
Boylston, his clerk, and Thomas Cros and John de Foxton have taken oath 
in chancery that all the tuns of wine aforesaid were delivered by Benedict 
in form aforesaid by order of the late king made to him by word of mouth 
without other warrant, and that Benedict has not yet had any allowance 
therefor, the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause him to have pay- 
ment for the said tuns at the exchequer, or to have allowance for them in 
the debts due from him. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 22. To the same. William de Snartford, merchant, has shewn the king, by 

Westminster, petition before him and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted 
to him in 91. 4s. 8d. lent by him to the king in the first jear of his reign in 
the port of Boston, as appears by the king's letters patent under the seal 
called ' coket ' in his possession, and he has besought the king to cause this 
sum to be allowed to him in the next custom to be paid to the king upon 
"William's wool to be taken out of the reahn to parts beyond sea : the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to see the letters aforesaid, and if 
they find that the said sum is owing to William, to cause it to be allowed to 
him as above. By pet. of C. 

The like to the following for the suras specified : 

Richard de la Voir of Gascony, merchant, for 4 marks 10*. 9c?. 

John de Rateburgh of Almain, merchant, for 14 marks 2s. 

John Brnne of Malyns, merchant, for 14 marks 10s. 9d. 

Simon Colne of Malyns, merchant, for 9 marks 9*. 9^?. 

John Rogger of Loveyii, merchant, for 7 marks 95. 3d. 

Henry Hellewaen of Almain, merchant, for 19 marks 9s. 3d. 

.John Roland of Loveyn, merchant, for 7 marks 12c?. 

Roger Petyt of Lincoln, merchant, for 13 marks 8s. 6c?. 

William Broune of Horncastre, merchant, for 11 marks Us. 10c?. 

Denys Fox of Ipre, merchant, for 11 marks 2s. 

Lambert Daman of Malyns, merchant, for 13 marks 12s. 10c?. 

William de Snartford, merchant, for 9/. 4s. 8c?. 

John de Barcar' of Malyns, merchant, for 10 marks 2s. 

John de Betbarr of Malyns, merchant, for 6?. 15s. 5d. 

John Kastiker of Ipre, merchant, for 14 marks 2*. 

Peter Blanker of Dendemont, merchant, for 5 marks 10s. 3<?. 

John de Manneby of Beverley, merchant, for 20 marks 2s, 7c?. 



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Herl)ert Shopmarket of Almain, raert'liaiit, for 15 marks 10*. 4(/. 

Simon de Algerkirk for S marks Gd. 

Henry de Sonch of Almain for 19 marks 3*. \d. 

Gilkin Luchegeyn for 114*. \\d. 

Jan. 22. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Ordcir to pay to William de 

Westminster. Gruudissono, executor of the will of Blanche, lute queen of Navarre, 1000 
marks in equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas terms next, out of the 
moneys due to the king from William la Zousciie de Mortuo Mari l)y recog- 
nisance made in chancery, as the king is indebted to the said executor in the 
above sum for divers jewels lately in his custody delivered to the king, and the 
king has promised by his letters patent to pay the money at the aforesaid 
terms. By p.s. 

l^Fcedera.'] 



Membrane 1. 

Jan. 17. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 

Westminster, kinir. Thomas de Blaston has shewn the king, by petition before hiui and 
his council in parliament, that he lately recovered against Hugh de 
Notingham 80 marks for his damages for a re-dissei.sin of tenements in 
Blaston made upon him by Hugh, whereof he [Hugh] was convicted before 
the sherifp of Leicester and the coroners in that county, and afterwards, 
becau.se Hugh did not come before tlie king to s<atisfy him for his ransom in 
this behalf, he was put in exigent in that county, and was afterwards out- 
lawed for this reason, as appears by the recoids and processes of the .-^uit and 
outlawry aforesaid, which the king has caused to come liefore him, and 
although Hugh has not satisfied Thomas for his damages, Thomas iias been 
hindered from prosecuting to take Hugh and imprison him until Thomas be 
satisfied for the damages aforesaid, by reason of a pardon made to Hugh of 
the outlawry and imprisonment and of everything pertaining to the king by 
rea.son of the re-disseisin aforesaid, wherefore Thomas has besought the 
king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the justices to see the 
records and processes aforesaid, and if they find by inspection thereof that 
the said 80 marks were adjudged to Thomas for his damages, and if they 
ascertain that Hugh has not satisfied Thomas for the same, they art; to 
cause Hugh to be taken and imprisoned until he have satisfied Thomas for 
the said damages, notwithstanding the pardon aforesaid. By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John de Warenna, earl 
of Surrey, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council, that 
he demised the manor and town of Theford to Ralph de Cobham, deceased, 
for Ralph's life, and that he entered the manor and town after Ralph's death, 
and that William Trussel, then escheator this side Trent, disquieted him 
concerning his entry of the same because he had entered them without 
delivery from the king, and the escheator exacted from him the issues 
thereof, and the king afterwards ordered the escheator to desist from dis- 
quieting the earl for this reason and to permit him to hold the manor and 
town without impediment until otherwise ordered, and to deliver the issues 
thereof to the earl, because the earl had found security in chancery by Alan 
Tall)0t to answer to the king at (he exchequer for the issues aforesaid if they 
ought to pertain to the king, which issues are now exacted from the earl by 
summons of the exchequer, as the king learns from the earl's complaint, 
wherefore the earl has besought the king to provide him with a remedy : as 
it is found by inquisition taken by John de Blomvill, the late king's 
escheator in divers counties, and by inquisition taken by Robert Selyman, 
escheator this side Trent, that the earl demised the manor and town to 
Ralph as aforesaid, !>nd that the curl at no time remitted or quit-claimed 



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21];}] Membrane 1 — cont. 

tu Knlpli his riglit In the rowrsion of the manor and town, the king ordeis 
the trni>nrer and barons to eause the demand upon the carl for the issues 
aforesaid to be superseded, and to cause him and the aforesaid Alan to be 
disehar^ed and acquitted thereof. By pet. of 0. 

Jan. 20. To the justiees of the Bench. Ellen, late the wife of Thomas de Claxton, 

Vi>tiuinMcr. Ims shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, 
that she impleaded before the said justices Mary, late the wife of Aymer de 
Valencia, earl of Pembroke, concerning a toft, 100 acres of land, 5 acres of 
meadow and bs. of rent in Thorp Stapelton, and Mary alleged in pleading 
that the laud is parcel of the manor of Temple Neusum, and that she held it 
for life by the late king's grant by his letters patent, which she preferred 
before the justices, and that the manor after Mary's death ought to revert 
to the king, wherefor she alleged that she ought not to answer to Ellen 
without consulting the king, by pretext whereof the justices have deferred 
proceeding in the plea, wherefore Ellen has besought the king to provide a 
remedy : the king therefore orders the justices, if it have been thus pro- 
ceeded before them, to proceed to the final discussion of the plea, notwith- 
stJinding tlie allegation aforesaid, and to do justice to the parties, provided 
that they do not proceed to render judgment without consulting the king. 

By pet. of C. 

Jan. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. A. archbishop of Dublin, 

WestmiDstcr. has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, 
that the king lately pardoned him his ransom and what pertained to the king 
for the trespass whereof he was convicted in the late king's exchequer in an 
account thei-e rendered by him for the time when he was treasurer of the 
said king's exchequer of Dublin, and restored to him his temporalities, lands, 
goods and chattels that were taken into the said king's hands for this reason, 
and ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to cause the arch- 
bishop to be acquitted of the said trespass and to cause his temporalities, 
lands, goods and chattels to be restored to him with the issues received 
thence, as contained in the king's writ in their possession at the exchequer, 
and that, although John Cogan, late treasurer of the exchequer of Dublin, 
accounted in the exchequer after the pardon aforesaid for the archbishop's 
goods and chattels thus taken into the late king's hands to the value of 
290^. 19*. 9\d., and answered for that sum in his account, the treasurer and 
barons defer restoring this sum to the archbishop, wherefore he has 
besought the king to cause this sum to be allowed to him in the 127H. 6s. 0\d. 
due from him to the king for the arrears of his account for the time when 
he was the late king's treasurer of the exchequer of Dublin, which sum is 
exacted from him by summons of the exchequer : the king therefore orders 
the treasurer and barons of the exciiequer to see the writ aforesaid and to 
search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer concerning John's account, 
and if they find that the king thus pardoned the aforesaid trespass to the 
archbishop and ordered his temporalities, etc., to be restored to him, and 
that John answered to the king and satisfied him for the said 290Z. 19*. 9^c?., 
to cause that sum to be allowed to the archbishop as above. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 23. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to distrain 

Westnunster. Claricia de Okestede for her homage and fealty for the lands that she holds 

of the king, as she has done homage and fealty to the king. By p.s. 

To the abbot and convent of Eievaux. The king learns from the informa- 
tion of Thomas de Baumburgh that Master William de Quicham, keeper of 
the hospital of Boulton, which is of their patronage, wishes to demit the 
custody of the hospital to Thomas by reason of the affection and respect for 
Thomas thai, he has long had, provided that the abbot and convent assent, and 
the abbot and convent defer fulfilling the wishes of William and the promotion 



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J.331, Membrane I — cont. 

of Thomas by reason of the king's prayers lo tlicru to [U'csent to the custody 
of the said hospital Master Thomas de Garton, king's clerk : the king, con- 
sidering the raanuei-s and merits of Thomas de IJauniburgh and his long 
service to him and iiis father, and the just and honest sifiection and intention 
of William, requests the al)bot and convent, if they be satisfied of William's 
affection and intention towards Thomas, to direct their wishes in the person 
of Thomas de Baumburgh as lo his presentation to the hospital aforesaid at 
the king's intercession, notwithstanding the king's prayers on behalf of 
Thomas de Garton or of any other person, for which the king will be 
more especially bound to them and their house in their affairs. 

By pet. of C. 
The like to the prior and convent of Kyrkham. 

1330. 

Dec. 10. To .John de Houton, cscheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain John 

Westminster, de Monbray for his homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the 

king, as he has done homage and fealty to the king. By p.s. [4088.] 



1330. 

Jan. 2G. 
Eltham. 



.Tan. 25. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 29. 
Eltham. 



Membrane 42d. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
further orders the demand upon John Engayn for 1,000 marks, which he 
acknowledged that he owed to the king, payable at the king's pleasure. 

William de Orlaston acknowledges that he owes John de Asshebundiauime, 
SSL ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Norton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Stanelbrd, parson of the church of Queynlon, 200/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

The said Robert de Stancford acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Norton, knight, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Buckingham. 

Robert Sharp acknowledges that he owes to Master Q-ilbert de la Bruere, 
archdeacon of Ely, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Sussex. 

The prior of St. Swithin's, Winchester, puts in his place William de 
Kelleseye and Robert de Houton to defend the execution of a recognisance 
for 162/. made by him in chancery to William de Hameltone, lately 
deceased. 

The prior of Newstead near Rippele puts in his place Robert de Kirkeby 
and William de Wykewan to defend the execution of a recognisance for 
16/. made by him to William de Hamelton, late dean of St. Peter's, York. 

Richard de Wodehall acknowledges that he owes to Walter Power, clerk, 
20a'. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Gerard son of .John Salvayn acknowledges that he owes to William, bishop 
of Norwich, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Master John de Walemcrc, Thomas de Brochull, William de Heghnm, 
and Reginald ntte Stocke acknowledge that they owe to .John son of .John 
de Essheburneham 100/, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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Jan. 30. 
KItiiaui. 



Jan. 23. 

Eltbam. 



Feb. 4. 
Eltbam, 



Feb. 6. 
Eltham. 



Membrane Vld — cont. 

Kiiliaiil ill.' Cluisliloiiu of Lecliainsteile acknowledges that he owes to 
Simon dc Bereronl 10/.; to bi- levied, in defanltof payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John lo Ilore of Rokkesdon acknowledges that he owes to Matilda, late 
the wife of Robert atte Fen of Totenham, 201. ; to be levied, in deCault of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Richard de Berkyngge of London, 'draper,' acknowledges that he owes to 
Peter Favclore 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

John, prior of St. Saviour, Bermundeseye, acknowledges, for himself and 
convent, that he owes to Hildebraml Sudermau 60 marks; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

The al)bot of Lesnes puts in his place John de Percebv[ugge] and .James 
de Kyngeston to defend the execution of a recognisance for 170/. made by 
him in chancery to William de Hamelton, deceased. 

To the priors and community of the city of Florence. The king has 
received complaint from John fitz Wareyn that whereas he lately stayed for 
some time in the said city in their aid against certain men wishing to 
aggrieve them, helping them with a certain number of armed men, certain 
malefactors of the community of that city arrested and imprisoned him without 
cause, and took and occupied his horses, armour, and other goods found in 
the city to the value of 1,000/., which they still detain from him against 
justice, and that although he has sued before the priors and community by 
certain of his men to obtain justice, nothing has hitherto been done for him, 
wherefore he has besought the king to aid him : the king, who is bound to 
cherish John like his other subjects in justice, requests the priors and com- 
munity to hear his complaint to be propounded before them by him or his 
proctors, and to cause restitution to be made to him of his goods aforesaid 
or of their value if they be not extant, and due satisfaction for his damages 
and wrongs, certifying the king by their letters and the bearer of the presents 
of their proceedings herein. 

James son of James de Audele and William his son acknowledge that they 
owe to Richard de Hakeney, citizen of London, 200/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

John de Gynes acknowledges that he owes to William de Gynes and 
Agnes his wife 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

John de Buttourt, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John atte Barnct 
and John Ky.*lyngberi, citizens and drapers of London, 100/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Benedict de Fulsham, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, 400/, ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lauds and chattels in the city of London. 

Caneelled on payment. 

Robert de Kendale puts in his place Thomas de Clif and Edmund de 
Herlethorp, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 600 
marks made to him in the late king's chancery by Hugh de Audele. 

John de Seint Cler acknowledges that he owes to John de Abernoun, 
Andrew Maufe and Nicholas del Parke 1000/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 



4 EDWARD III. 



121 



1330. Membrane 42rf — cont. 

Feb. 3. Robert de Clopcote, prior of Bath, acknowledge:*, for bimself and convent, 

Eltham. that he owes to Asseliu Simouett', merchant of Luea, and to Nichoks his 
brother, and to Bindo Gile of Florence 383/. Qs. 8J. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lauds, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said prior acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he owes to 
Dinus Forcetli, Peter Byne, and their fellows, merchants of the society of 
the Bardi ol" Florence, 100/. ; to be levied as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph de Salop[ia], bishop of Bath and Wells, acknowledges that he owes 
to Robert de Clopcote, prior of Bath, and to the convent of that place 
483/. 6s. Sd.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 6. The aforesaid bishop acknowledges that he owes to Asselin Simonett, 

Eltham. Nicholas his brother and to Bindo Gile of Florence 383/. G*. 8c?. ; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 

goods in CO. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said bishop acknowledges that he owes to Dinus Forcetti, Peter Byne, 
and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 100/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Isabella, late the wife of John de Castelacre, citizen and goldsmith of 
London, acknowledges that she owes to Master William de Maldon, clerk, 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. 
Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Priour, the younger, puts in his place Edmund de Herlethorp and 

Theobald Portejoye to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 60/. 

made to him in chancery by Stephen le FuUere, citizen and wool-merchant 
(lanarium) of London. 

Feb. 6. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to supersede until further orders the 

The Tower, execution of the king's order by writ under the exchequer seal to levy 
39/. 16*. 0</. from Alice, late the wife of Roger Beler, from what she owes 
the king for the arrears of the ferm of two parts of Roger's lands and 
chattels, which sum the king ordered the sheriff to pay to the Conversi of 
London towards the sum of money that they receive from the king yearly 
for their maintenance. 

Jan. 28. Master Hugh le Sauser, the king's serjeant, is sent to the abbot and 

Eltham. convent of Crouland to receive such maintenance for life as Master Peter le 

Sauser, deceased, had in their house by the late king's order. By p.s. [3230.] 

Nicholas the veutrer {yeutrarins), king's yeoman, is sent to the prior and 
convent of Kenilworth to receive such maintenance in their house as Walter 
Jorce,* deceased, had therein at the late king's request. By p.s. [3225.] 

John de Cumpton and Agnes, late the wife of Thomas de Cumpton, execu- 
tors of the will of Tliomas de Cumpton, and William do Burgh put in their 
places Thomas de Clil, clerk, and '1 litol)al(l I'olcyn to prosecute the execution 
of a recognisance for 200/. made to the said Thomas de Cumpton and 
William and John de Hogham in the late king's chancery by John Quyutini 
of Neuport. 



Called Joce in the privy seal. 



122 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



■J iy,]() Membrane i2d — cont. 

Feb. 1'). Jolin 8on of John dc Chilton acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de 

The Tower. JUrowyk 20/.; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Wilts. 

James de Musecote acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Pynkeneye 
10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William atto Halle of Compton and John de Orchet acknowledge that 
thoy owe to ^^'illiam Anketyl 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 

Jan. 28. To John Darcy, lord of Wark in Tyndale, or to him who supplies his 

Eltham, place. Whereas — upon its being found by inquisition taken by Richard de 
Denton and Thomas de Fetherstanhalgh that John Corayn, tenant in chief 
of the late king, was at his death seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor 
of Hethcneshalgh with the park there and the forest of Lowes in the parts of 
Tyndale, whereof mention was not made in the inquisitions made after John's 
death by the late king's order — the king ordered John Darcy to cause the 
manor, park and forest to be taken into the king's hands, and to cause them 
to be delivered to Richard son of Gilbert Talbot, to whom the king had 
committed the custody of the lands in Tyndale that belonged to John Comyn ; 
the king now orders John Darcy to supersede the execution of the said order 
until the quinzaine of Easter next, because David de Strabolgi, earl of 
Atliole, has asserted before the king and his council in chancery that David 
de Strabolgi, late earl of Athole, his father, of whom he is the heir, died 
seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor, wood, and forest aforesaid of 
the grant of the said John Comyn, and that John Comyn at his death had 
naught in the manor, wood, and forest, and did not die seised thereof, and 
that the said earl, after he had done homage to the king, entered the manor, 
park and forest with other lands of his inheritance by the king's delivery, 
and that he thus holds them at present, wherefore the king has given him 
day to be before him and his council in chancery at the quinzaine aforesaid 
to do and receive what the king's court shall consider in this behalf. 

Feb. 10. Ralph Doughty, in consideration of his good service to the late king, 

The Tower. Queen Isabella, and the king, is sent to the prior and convent of Roucestre 

in Kent to receive such maintenance as William Fraunceys, deceased, had in 

that house by request of Edward I, By p.s. [3251.] 

William de Anneford, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Ameotus 
Grymbaldi 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

John de Paxton, parson of the church of Whytington, diocese of 
Norwich, acknowledges that he owes to Almaric la Zousche 6/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods 
in CO, Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment, 

John de Esthalle, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to William 
le Galeys 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Jan. 25. 

Eltham. 



Membrane 41 <7. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament at 
Winchester on Sunday before St. Gregory next. He is ordered to summon 



4 EDWARD 111. 



123 



1330. 



Feb. 1. 
Eltham. 



Feb. 28. 
Eltham. 



Feb. 15. 
The Tower. 



Feb. 17. 
The Tower. 

Feb. 19. 
Wcstmin.ster. 

Feb. 13. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 41c? — cont. 

the [)rior of Christ Churcli, Cautcrbury, and i\w archdeacons of his diocese 
to be present at the siiid day and place, and the chapter of tiio said clmrch 
and the clergy of his diocese to attend by proctors. \_ii<^P- -^'V''// of 
Peer, iv. 391 ; Fcedera.'\ 

The like to the archbishop of York, and nineteen bishops. \_Ibid.'] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
said parliament. [/6iW.] 

The like to twenty-six abbots, two priors, and the prior of [St. John of J 
Jerusalem in England. \^Ibid.'] 

To Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Summons to 
attend the said parliament. [/i«/.] 

The like to ten earls and fifty others. [/6tW.] 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause two knights of that 
shire, two citizens from every city, and two burgesses from every borough 
of that county to be chosen to attend the aforesaid parliament. [/Z»<W.] 

The like to all the sheritfs of England. [/6iV/.] 

To Bartholomew de Burghei-sh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause two barons 
from each of the said ports to be chosen to attend the said parliament. 
llbid.^ 

To Robert de Wodehous, archdeacon of Richmond, the treasurer. 
Summons to attend the aforesaid parliament to treat with others of the 
king's council. \_Ibid.'] 

The like to eight others. [7Z»iV.] 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to warn the priors and deans of 
cathedral churches and the archdeacons of his province to be present in 
person at the aforesaid quinzaine, and tiie chapters of cathedral churches 
and the clergy of each diocese of his province to attend by two proctors 
respectively, as the king, who has ordered each bishop to make the like 
"warning in his diocese, does not wish the affairs aforesaid to be delayed for 
"want of such warning. \_Ibid.^ 

The like to S. archbishop of Canterbury. \^Ibid.'\ 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him "who supplies liis place. Order to summon 
the barons of the Cinque Ports to be present at the solemnities of the corona- 
tion of Queen Philippa to do the duties {deveria) that they have been wont 
to do at other coronations, as the king has ordained that Queen Philippa 
shall be crowned at Westminster on Sunday before St. Peter in Cathedra 
next. [^Fcedera.'] By K. 

Nicholas de Bolevyll, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
Cheyner and Simon de Garton, merchants of London, 126/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Somerset, Dorset, and 
Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Sarah, daughter of John Chaumpaigne, acknowledges that she owes to 
John Chaumpaigne 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands 
and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Edmund Peverel acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Insula 20/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on jiayment. 

Martin de Ixnyng', clerk of the king's chapel, is sent (o the abbot and 
convent of Shirljurn to receive the pension duo to ojie of the king's clerks 
by reason of the new creation of the abbot. By p.e. [32G9.J 



121 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1830. 

Fob. IS. 
WcbtmiiistcT. 



Membrane 41<i — cont 

Jeorijo iiekiu)wle(l<^es that 



Feb. 22. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 22. 
"Windsor. 



le owes to Gilbert de Berevvyk 
to bo levied, iu default ol" payment, of his lands and chattels in 



Thomas 
oOO marks, 
CO. Wilts. 

The prior of St. Kntherino's, Lincoln, acknowledges, for himself and 
convent, that ho owes to Anthony son of Godfrey de Marino of Genoa, 
merchant, 40S/. (i*. 8</. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their Innds, 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

The said prior acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he owes to 
Nicholivs Simonetti of Luca 82/. 13*. 46?.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands, chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

Geoffrey Hoeghles acknowledges that he owes to John de Vienna 
19 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Southampton. 

Laurence de Compyne acknowledges that he owes to Robert Houel 201. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Reginald de Aston Somervill, parson of the church of Lideford, diocese 
of Exeter, acknowledges that he owes to Michael de Wath and William de 
Welyngoure, clerks, 57 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Nottingham. Order to permit Margery 
Foliot, lady of Wellehagh, in that county, to have a fair in that town on 
St. Swithin's day yearly and a market on Friday in every week, notwith- 
standing their eyre or the proclamation hereupon made by them, as she 
ought to have such fair and market by the charters of the king's pro- 
genitors, and she and other lords of that town have hitherto been wont to 
have such market and fair from the time of the making of the charters 
aforesaid. By K. 

To the same. Like order to permit Mary, late the wife of Aymer 
de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, lady of Dunham, to have a market on 
Tuesday in every week at Dunham, which is twenty leuce distant from the 
town of Nottingham. 

Hugh de Carleton and William Virly acknowledge that they owe to 
John de Wodhous, clerk, 8/. 7*. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Roger de Forsham puts in his place John de Marton, clerk, and Theobald 
Poleyn to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 11/. 2*. Od. made 
to him in chancery by John Pecche. 



Membrane 40c?. 

Enrolment of grant from Joan, late the wife of Richard Thalebot, to 
John de Wotton, chaplain, and William Balle of Underlith of her manor of 
Richard's Castle, cos. Hereford and Salop, and of her manor of Blethevagh 
in the cantred of Melenyth in South Wales, her manor of Coderugg', co. 
Worcester, and her manor of Hobrugg', co. Essex, with all appurtenances 
and the advowsons of churches of the said manors {sic) of Richard's Castle, 
with the advowsons of the churches {sic) of Jeddefen, co, Worcester, and 
of the church of All Saints in the city of Worcester, and of the chapel of 
the manor of Coderugg', of the chapel of Blethelawe, and of the prebend of 



4 EDWARD III. 126 



]^330. Membrane 40f/ — cont. 

a portion of the church of Borefonl, co. Salop, and of the priory of the 
nuns (if Westwode, co. Woicostor. She also grants to them 4/. ll.s'. 0(/. of 
yearly reut and divers other services to be received from tenements in 
Lvntwardyn, -within the liberty of Wyoretnnr, co. Salop. Witne^Jses: 
Robert Sturmy, John ile Sapy, kni<:;hts ; Richard de Ilaukeslowe, Richard 
de Haukeston, William de Bellebury, Philip de Greete, John de Boulers, 
Roger Eylrych, David Vaghan, John Stevenes, David Gogh. Dated at 
Coderugg', on Wednesday after the Circumcision, 3 P^dward III. 

Memorandum, that Joan came into chancery at London, on 21 February, 
and acknowledged the aforesaid charter. 



f-< 



Enrolment of charter from John de Wotton, chaplain, and William 
Balle of Underlith to John sou of Joan, late the wife of Richard Thalebot, 
and to Juliana bis wife of the manor of Coderugg', co. Worcester, and the 
advowson of the chapel thereof, to them and to the heirs lawfully begotten 
between them, with remainder to John and the heirs of his body in case 
Juliana die before him without an heir, with remainder to the aforesaid 
Joan in default of John's heirs, for her life, with remainder to Richard, the 
elder brother of the said John, and to the heirs of his body, with remainder 
to Thomas, the said Richard's brother, and to the heirs of his body, with 
remainder to Richard, the younger brother of the said Thomas, with 
remainder to the aforesaid Joan and her heirs. Witnesses : William 
Corbet, John de Sapy, Robeit de Bracy, Robert Sturmy, knights ; Richard 
de Haukeslowe, John de Boulers, William de Overton, William de Bille- 
bury, Roger Eylrich, John Aleyn, William Carbonel. Dated at Coderugg*, 
on Wednesday the feast of St. Valentine, 4 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John de Wotton and William Balle came into 
chancery at London, on 21 February, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

Enrolment of grant by the said John and William to the lady Joan, late 
the wife of Richard Thalebot, of the manor of Richard's Castle, cos. 
Hereford and Salop, the manor of Blethevagh in the cantred of Melenyth 
in South Wales, and the manor of Hobrugg', co. Essex, with all appur- 
tenances and the advowsonsof the churches of the aforesaid manors (sic) of 
Richard's Castle, and the advowsons of the churches {sic) of Jeddefenloges, 
CO. Worcester, and of the church of All Saints, Worcester, and of the 
chapel of Bledelowe and of the prebend of a portion of the church of 
Boreford, co. Salop, and of the priory of the nuns of Westwode, co. Wor- 
cester. They also grant to her 4/. 11*. Od. of yearly rent and divers other 
services from tenements in Lvntwardyn, within the liberty of Wigemor, 
CO. Salop : to have and to hold for her life, with remainder to John her son 
and to Juliana his wife and the heirs begotten between them, with 
remainder, in case Juliana die before John without an heir, to the heirs of 
John's body, with remainder in default to Richard, his elder brother, and to 
the heirs of his body, with remainder to Thomas, Richard's brother, and 
to the heirs of his body, with remainder to Richard, Thomas's younger 
brother, and to the heirs of his body, with leniainder to the said lady Joan 
and to her heirs. Witnesses : Robert Sturmy, John de Sapy, knights ; 
Richard de Haukeslowe, Richard do Haukeston, AV^illiam do Billebury, 
Philip de Grute, John de Boulers, Roger Eylrich, David Va<ihan, John 
Stevenes, David Gouch. Dat(;d at Richard's Castle, on Thursday after 
St. Valentine, 4 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John and William came into chancery at London, on 
21 February, and acknowledged the aforesaid charter. 

Feb. 18. Roger de Grey, lord of DetiVencloit, acknowledges that he owes to Joan, 

Westminster, lute the wife of Richard Talbot, lady of Richard's Caslle, ()()()/. ; to bo 
levied, in default of payment, of Ids lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Note of payment of20()l. 



IM 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Feb. 19. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 21. 

Windsor. 



Membrane \0d — cont. 

Enrolment of deed of Joan Tulbot, lady of Chastel Richard, granting that 
the preceding recognisance, which was made for the marriage of John her 
son «nd Juliana, Roger's daughter, shall be cancelled upon payment of 300/. 
WritU'u at ILirewold, Friday after St. Margaret, 3 (sic) Edward III. French. 

Mcmorninluin, (hat Joan came into chancery at Loudon, on 21 February, 
and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

John de Cherleton, citizen of London, and Richard Hanard acknowledge 
that they owe to John Filol of co. Sussex 80 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

John le fitz Simond, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 40/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 



Feb. 25. 
Guildford. 



Feb. 22. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 2.^. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 2,Qd. 

"William de Newenham and John atte Wyke of Warefeld acknowledge 
that they owe to Master Alexander de Neuport, parson of the church of 
Warefeld, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Berks. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. The king has received complaint from 
the abbot and monks of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, that the archbishop 
molests theii- monastery, which pertains immediately to the Roman church, 
and the abbot and monks and their men and servants, contrary to the tenor 
of their privileges, and their appeal to the apostolic see, by imposing new 
and undue exactions upon the churches appropriated to their uses in his 
diocese and by making and promulgating various penal processes against 
them and their vicars and ministers, and that, although the abbot and monks, 
for the quietening (serenacione) of the archbishop's conscience and in order 
that all ambiguity shall be amoved, have offered themselves ready to exhibjt 
before the archbishop their privileges and the declarations of the apostolic 
see as to the articles concerning which dispute exists between him and them, 
taking for this purpose according to his discretion men learned in the law, 
so that each dispute may be assuaged in a friendly manner, the archbishop 
has hitherto deferred hearing them concerning this, and has ordered them to 
exhibit them before his commissaries in judgment. If the matters related 
are true, there is not {sic) occasion for wondering, since it is part of pontifical 
modesty to embrace the ways of wholesome peace, and to avoid the incon- 
venience of disputes. The king therefore requests and requires the arch- 
bi.shop to consider the estate of the monastery and the sanctitude of the place, 
wherein are buried so many bodies of saints and of the archbishop's prede- 
cessors, and not to permit the quiet of the abbot and monks to be disturbed, 
and if any doubtful points have arisen between them, to take care to cause 
them to be determined by the mediation of suitable men, so that the tares 
may be uprooted between them and the integrity of love cherished. The 
king cannot refrain (dissimulare) from assisting the abbot and monks in 
cherishing their fitting rights, since he is bound to do so out of his duty as 
patron and is urged by the apostolic precepts. 

Richard Cullehog' of Little Merlawe acknowledges that he owes to John 
Outhrad of Wycombe, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard Othyn of Great Merlawe acknowledges that he owes to John 
Outhrad aforesaid 12 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 



4 EDWARD 111. 



127 



1330. 

March 4. 
Winchi.'stor. 



March 6. 

Winchester. 



March 8. 
Winchester. 



Feb. 23. 

Windsor. 



March 12. 

Winchester. 



March 19. 
Winchester. 



Membrane 3dd—cont. 

To Bartholomew de Bursrher.-^she, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the C'inqut' Ports, or to him who suppiics his place. Order to cause pro- 
clamation to be made in each of the said ports prohibiting anyone, under 
pain of grievous forfeiture, from inflicting damage or grievance by land or 
by sea upon any burgess or otlier of the town of Great Yarmouth, but to 
permit them to exercise their wares and affairs freely and without hindrance, 
whilst the dispute between certiiin barons of the said ports and certain 
burgesses of the said town at Wyndesore is pending before the king, who has 
undertaken to terminate the matter in a friendly way before the octaves of 
Easter next. The kingr has sent the like inhibition to the bailiffs and burgesses 
of the said town. By K. 

The .like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

By K. & C. 

John le fitz Mauger acknowledges that he owes to Rauulpb de Albo 
Monasterio 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Cornwall. 

Bartholomew le Wodere and John de Froille of Winchester, skinner, 
acknowledge that they owe to Ralph de Mallyng', mayor of Winchester, 
20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Southampton. 

William de Sperkeford of Winchester and William de Bromle of Win- 
chester, skinner, acknowledge that they owe to the said "Ralph 20/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled on "payment. 

To the sheriflf of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all 
those who have charters in the hanaper of chancery, whether of liberties or 
of lands, pardons, or other things whatsoever, remaining in the hands of 
John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper, for fees unpaid, shall come or 
send to the cliaucery before the Ascension next to acquit their charters 
aforesaid of the hanaper, causing them to know that if they do not come or 
send as above, the king will cause their charters to be broken aud torn 
{dilacerari) and the enrolments thereof in the rolls of chancery to be 
cancelled. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

Ralph de Mallyng', rriayor of the city of Winchester, puts in his place 
Robert de Hemyngburgh and Robert de Kelleseye to prosecute the execu- 
tion of a recognisance for 20/. made to him in chancery by Bartholomew le 
Wodere and John de Froille. 

Alexander Champioun of Kyngeston of Porchester acknowledges that he 
owes to William le Fisshere of Kyngeston lOO*. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

Robeit, prior of Sele (Sela), acknowledges that he owes to Robert le 
Fraunkeleyn, parson of the church of Edburton, 30/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

The abbot of Tavystok acknowledges that he owes to John de Feryby, 
clork, 6/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Devon. 

John Chynne acknowledges that he owes to Thomas son of John dc Cary, 
knight, 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Dorset. 

William Gilbert of Ch^pyngcaunpoden cnmo before the king, on Monday 
after St. Gregory, and sought to replevy to Sibyl, late the wife of William 



12S 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1880. 



Maroli 21. 
Wiiiolu'ster. 



March 23. 
Winchester. 



March 22. 
Winchester. 



Membrane 30(f — cont. 
sow of William Fiilrody of Clici)ingt'auupedt'n, her land, which was taken 
into the king's hands for her default before the justices of the Bench against 
John le Proiide of Chepingcaunpedeu, This is signified to the justices. 

John son of Thomas le Meneye acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
Dolvsebv 10/.: to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Southampton. 

Roger le Forester of Wherewell acknowledges that he owes to Masler 
Henry le Gayte 120/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Southampton. 

Richard de Sutton acknowledges that he owes to Roger le Forester of 
Wherewell 120/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Southampton. 

Peter de Ba, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Almaric la Zousch 
26 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William atte Brokhole of Effyngham acknowledges that he owes to Peter 
atte Knoll 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Surrey. 

The prior of Christchurch, Twynham, acknowledges .that he owes to 
Roger Lesewy 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Southampton. 

Richard atte Heghhome acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Stretford, 
clerk, 13s. 4rf. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Gloucester. 

Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Robert de Wyvill, canon of 
Lincoln, and Richard de Hale, parson of the church of Chu, diocese of Bath 
and Wells, acknowledge that they owe to Dinus Forcetti, Bartholomew de 
Bardis and Peter Byny, and their fellows, merchants of the society of the 
Bardi, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. — Thomas de Evesham 
received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William, prior of Haylyug', Thomas de Borhunt, Robert de Hoo, Master 
Richard de Hailyng', parson of the church of Colemere, and Richard de 
Keselarton, vicar of the church of Hailyng', acknowledge that they owe to 
.John de Chyvereston, knight, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 

Atiian ap Yevan acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Capenhurst, 
clerk, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Anglesey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Malmesbury, parson of the church of Herthill, acknowledges 
that he owes to the prior of St. Swithin's, Winchester, 18 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. York. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to supersede 
the demand made upon William de la Plaunche for the issues of the manor 
of Haveresham for the time when it was in the king's hands after the death 
of Matilda, late the wife of James de la Plaunche, William's mother, upon 
William's finding security to answer to the king at the next parliament for 
the issues thereof, the king having lately ordered the escheator to deliver 
the manor to William. By C. 



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129 



1330. 

March 28. 
Woodstock. 



March 8. 
Winchester. 



March 29. 
Woodstock. 



April .3. 
Woodstock. 



Membrajie 39</ — cont. 

Robert de Veer, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry, bishop of 
Lincoln, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his hvnds and chattels 
in CO. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Peter le Tlunte, wlio h.-ts long served the king and his father, is sent to 
the abbot and convent of Thame to receive such maintenance in their house 
as John le Cok, deceased, had therein by the late king's request. By p.s. 

John del Castel acknowledges that he owes to William de Mocleston, 
knight, 500/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Buckingham. 

Eustace de Wyteneye acknowledges that he owes to John de Hurtesleye 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in 
CO. Hereford. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

To Bartholomew de Bnrgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 
Order to permit Master Henry de Cantuaria, king's clerk, whom the king is 
sending to parts beyond eea for the expedition of certain of his affairs, to 
pass the sea from that port. By K. 

Robert de Burry, William Savage, and William de Brokhurst put in 
their place John de Evesham and Adam de Braunfeld to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance lor 50/. made to them by Peter de Whatesford 
in chancery. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Nottingham. Order to permit Margery, 
late the wife of Jordan Folyot, who holds the manor of Grymston and the 
town of Welhagh, in that county, in dower of the inheritance of Margery 
and Margaret, daughters and heiresses of Richard son of Richard Folyot, 
which town is distant fifteen leuce from the town of Nottingham, to hold a 
fair in Welhagh yearly on the day of the Translation of St. Swithin and a 
market there on Friday in every week, and to permit merchants and others 
wishing to exercise their merchandise there to sell and buy there as they 
were wont before the eyre and the justices' proclamation, notwithstanding 
the eyre and the proclamation, as the king has granted that she may hold 
the said market and fair notwithstanding the eyre or any proclamation 
made by the justices. By K. 

Robert de Burry, William Savage, and William de Brokhurst put in their 
place John de Evesham and Adam de Braunfeld to prosecute the execution 
of a recognisance for 50/. made to them by Peter de Whatesford in 
chancery. 

John le Gardiner of Lockcsleye came before the king, on Tuesday after 
Palm Sunday, and sought to replevy the land of Warin Giffard of Goldecote 
in Goldecote, which was taken into the king's hands for Warin's default 
before the justices of the Bench against Geoffrey son of Robert le Fevere of 
Goldecote. This is signified to the justices. 



Membrane 38d. 

Enrolment of release by .John sen of William Warin of Dene, co. Bedford, 
to Ralph de Wedon, knight, of his right in the lands that the relcii^or liad 
in D(!ne, Hargrave, and Sw^neshevcd, and in all the lands therein that 
might fall to him in the future. He also rcleas(\s to Ralph a robe yearly 
and maintenance for his own life, aud uU actions, etc. Witnesses: Sir Joliu 



90483. 



130 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



23;^0, Mcmbrauc 38f? — cont. 

lo M.'uvsnill. Sir W:ilf(M- do HoU'wcll, knights; John dc la Penno, Eohert 
do JJukyngliiun, Hutrh do Kynboll, John d(! Toucostiia. Datod at VViu- 
chostor, on AVodnosduy aftor St. Gregory, 4 Edward III. 

M( inordiuhim, that John eanic into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Maroli IS. To S. arohbisliop of Canterl)ury. Order to cause to assemble on Monday 
"\Viucbe>iiT. after SS. Tiburtius and Vak-rian next all the prelates, both men of religion 
and others, and all the clergy of his province before him, and to explain to 
thorn the affairs mentioned below and the imminent perils, and to induce 
thejn by tlie ways and means tliat shall seem most expedient to him to 
make such subsidy to the king in such necessity for the avoidance of such 
perils tiiat the king may be able to preserve the rights and honour of 
himself and of his realm and to defend and protect them and all his people 
from the incursions of enemies. The king reminds him that lately at 
Eltham, in the presence of the archbishop and of other prelates and 
jirocercs of the realm then assembled by the king, the affairs touching the 
king and the king of France were explained, and that, after diligent treaty 
had been had, it seemed to the archbishop and them that all possible means 
should be taken to have peace with the said king without peril of dis- 
inheritance, and that, if the said king refused reasonable ways of peace and 
endeavoured to disinherit the king as to the duchy [of Aquitaine] and the 
other lands that he has under the said king's lordship, the king ought to 
use his strength for his defence against the said king, and to this the 
archbishop and the other prelates and magnates gave their counsel and 
piomised help, and it was thereupon agreed that the king should cause a 
parliament to be summoned at Winchester on Sunday before St. Grregory 
the Pope last ; but in that parliament, after the said affairs had been 
explained and after deliberation as to the manner and form of the defence 
against the said king's power if he should invade the said lands, and after 
each prelate and magnate had been asked singly what aid he would make 
to the king in this event, and the earls and barons had explained their wills 
in this behalf to the king with good will, the prelates answered that they 
could not then make a certain answer by reason of the archbishop's 
absence, but that they would make an answer that should satisfy the king 
in a convocation to be made for this purpose by the archbishop. The king 
■will send to the archbishop at the said day some of his subjects to prosecute 
the premises and to cause them to be procured as shall then be enjoined 
upon them. [Foedera.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York, to assemble on Wednesday after 
St. George. 

Enrolment of deed of John de Chyvereston, witnessing that he has 
inspected certain letters of quit-claim that Richard de Greyvile, sometime 
lord of the lauds that John holds in the town of Little Stony Eston, made 
to the abbot and convent of Jumieges (Gomitico), releasing to them his 
right in the advowson of the chapel of St. Mary, Little Stony Eston, for 
which release the abbot gave to Richard 10/., witnessed by Richard 
de Enmeburne, Bartholomew le Petevin, John le Faukener, knights; John 
de Freyne, Simon Stak, Thomas le Pastor, William Boket. John hereby 
confirms to them the said chapel and advowson with the glebe of the 
advowson. Witnesses : Sir John de Basynges, Sir Robert de Norton, Sir 
Robert de Popham, knights ; Thomas de Borhunte, Robert de Hoo, 
Gilbert de Borhunte. Dated at Winchester, on Monday the feast of 
St. Gregory the Pope, 1.329 [-30], 4 Edward III. 

Memorandnm, that John came into chancery at Winchester, on 22 March, 
and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 



4 EDWAKD III. 



131 



1330. Membrane 3S(l—cont. 

^larch 20. To tlie dogo of Venice ftiid the coininunity of that city. Request that 
■VViuchtster. tliey will do what is equitable and iea.>-oi)aI)le for the kin^^'s nierchauts of 
the society of the Bardi of Florence for the settlement of the di.sputes that 
have arisen hetween the doj^e and comiuiuiity and the said nuTchants by 
reason of certain contracts between them, and that they will not permit 
them to be a«rojrieved hereafter for these reasons, and that they will so 
conduct themselves in hearing the king's request that the said merchants 
may feel that his prayers have benefited them, and that the kitjg may be 
the more bound to the advancement of their wishes in things in his power 
at fitting opportunities, [/cec/eya.] 

March 16. To John Mautravers, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
"Winchester, -who supplies his place in the forest of E.ssex. Order to cause to be 
replevied to Richard Waleys and Eleanor his wife until the coming of the 
justices for pleas of the Forest in that county their park of Horsfreth, 
which is wilhin the bounds of the forest aforesaid, and which has been 
taken into the king's hands because it is not enclosed according to the 
assize of the Forest. 

William .Jeudewyne, tenant of certain parts of the lands that belonged to 

Richard Jeudewyne, puts in his place James de Kyngeston, clerk, to 

defend the execution of a recognisance for 8 marks made to Hugh de 
"NVarknethby, treasurer of Holy Trinity church, Chichester, in the late 
king's chancery. 

March 20. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause forty carpenters to be chosen 
Winchester, in his bailiwick by the advice of Robert de Fynyng and William de Boford, 
whom the king is sending to him for this purpose, and to cause them to 
come to Claringdon before the octaves of Easter next to repair the paling 
about the king's park there at his cost, as they shall be then enjoined. 
£t erat patens. By C. 

March 15. To the .sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
Winchester, that all those who have any of the goods and chattels or jewels that belonged 
to Hugh le Despenser, the elder, Hugh le Despensei-, the younger, Edmund, 
late earl of Arundel, Edmund, late earl of Kent, or Master Robert de 
Baldok, late enemies of the king and his realm, shall send tht; same to the 
king's wardrobe before three weeks from Easter next, causing all persons to 
know that the king will appoint men to enquire concerning such goods, 
chattels, and jewels, and the names of those who had or held tliom, and that 
ail found guilty of detaining them after the aforesaid time shall be punished 
as concealers of the goods of the .said enemies and rebels, certifying the 
king of his proceedings in this matter. By K. 

\^F(edera .'\ 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. ^Ibid.] 

April 3. To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to fake all those whom he 

Woodstock, shall find going armed, with their horses and armour, and to cause them to 
be imprisoned, and their horses and armour to be kept safely until otherwise 
ordered, certifying the king of the names of those arrested and of the value 
of their horses and arms, as the king understands that many are going about 
armed in tlie sheriff's bailiwick, contrary to the form of the statute made in 
the late parliament of Northampton. By K. 

\_Ffedcra.^ 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Southampton. Gloucester. 

Bedford and Buckingham. Hereford. 

Salop and Stafford. Cambiidge. 

Xottingham and Derby. Northan-pton. 

Essex and Hertford. Norfolk and Suffolk. [/6/W.] 

I *> 



132 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1 iy^]{) Membrane 3Hf/ — cont. 

April l.S. To tho shorifT of Cmnberland. Wlioreas in the parliament held at 

WiHHi.-tock. Wvnoestre certain letters of Kdmnnd de Wodestok, late earl of Kent, touch- 
inp: treason and the defeasance of the king's estate were shewn to the king, 
vliich letters the earl did not deny, wherefore he was ordered under arrest, 
and he, of his own free will and without coercion, acknowledged before the 
coroner of the king's household that he had made alliance on both sides of the 
sea to assemble a force of men-at-arms to the defeasance of the king's estate 
and royal dignity, contrary to his homage, fealty, and allegiance, falsely 
pret<^nding that Kdward II., at who.-te interment he was present with other 
magnat^^s of the realm, was alive, and the king, when these things were 
shewn to him, sent to Edmund earls, barons, and other magnates and nobles 
of the realm, before whom he put into writing and acknowledged the said 
treason and wickedness, wherefore, by the assent of the said earls, barons, 
and other magnates and nobles in the said parliament, the earl was adjudged 
to death by their award as a traitor to the king and to the realm : the king 
orders the sheriff to cause to be published the earl's death for his treason 
and wickedness aforesaid, and if he find anyone saying privily or openly that 
the earl was put to death otherwise than by the assent of the said magnates 
and by the award of the parliament and for his treasons and wickedness, 
as is aforesaid, or if he find anyone saying, in order to make trouble in the 
realm, that the late king is alive, to cause such men to be arrested and to be 
V kept safely in prison until otherwise ordered, certifying the king concerning 

such arrests. French. [^Fcedera.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. \_Ibid.'] 

April 2G. To John Darcy, lord of Werk in Tyndale, or to him who supplies his 

■Woodstock, place. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the 
execution of the king's order to deliver to Richard son of Gilbert Talbot 
the manor of Hetheneshalgh and the park there and the forest of Lowes in 
Tyndale [as at page 122 above^, as the king has given the above day to 
David de Straboigi, earl of Athole, to be in chancery concerning the premises. 

ByK. 



Membrane 37d. 

March 26. To L. count of Flanders. At the complaint of brother William de Querle, 
Reading. warden of the convent of Friars Minors, London, that, in returning from 
the Roman court to Dover in a ship of Whitsand, he placed in that ship 
books, 89 florins, and other things of the said convent to the value of 70/. 
sterling, in order to take them to the convent, and that Copin Bodeleyn, 
Clayn' Langemere of Neuport, and Peter Joze and other malefactors of the 
count's power entered the ship whilst sailing between Whitsond and Dover, 
and took and carried away with them to Neuport by armed force the said 
books, money, and things, the late king requested the count to cause restitu- 
tion or satisfaction to be made to the warden, according to the promise of 
the count's envoys before the said king's council : as the warden has not yet 
obtained restitution, the king requests the count to cause restitution or 
satisfaction to be made to the warden, coming to him for this reason, for the 
goods and things aforesaid, as he would wish the king to do in the like case 
to his men coming to the king's realm and power. 

Enrolment of release by William son of Edmund Trussel, knight, to 
Richard de Monemuth of his right in the manor of Grancete near Cambridge, 
which manor William had of the grant of the king for life. Witnesses : 
Oliver de Ingham, Ralph Basset, John Mautravers, Roger de Swynuerton, 



4 EDWAKI) III. 



133 



1330. 



April 2. 
Woodstock. 



April 3. 
Woodstock. 



April 5. 
Woodstock. 



April 3. 
Woodstock. 



April 0. 
Woodstock. 



April 14. 
Woodstock. 



April II. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 37d — cont. 

and Simon de Bereford, knights. Dated at Wodestok, 27 March, 
4 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that William came into chancery, on the said day, and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Elias de Assheburn acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodhou.% 
clerk, 22*. 4^/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Northampton. 

John le Keu of Haucleye acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Coppare 
of Berkele^e 2001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Southampton. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to supersede the demand upon the 
prior of Monks' Kirkeby for the tenths and impositions due from him by 
reason of his churches and spiritualities, upon his finding security to answer 
therefor to the king at the sheriff's next proffer at the exchequer, unless he 
can prove that he ought to be quit thereof, as he asserts that he has satisfied 
the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln, collector of the tenths and 
other impositions of the clergy of the province of Cantei'bury, for his tenths 
and impositions, and that he has letters of acquittance from the said collector. 

John de Gyllyngham, parson of the church of Sutton, diocese of Salisbury, 
acknowledges that he owes to Master Thomas de Garton, clerk, 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels, and ecclesiastical goods 
in CO. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother Thomas Larcher, prior of the Hospital of St.- John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges that he owes to Master Pancius de Controno 
1,250 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on -payment. 
The said prior acknowledges that he owes to Asselinus Simonetti of 
Luca 800 marks ; to be levied as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said prior acknowledge.'^ that he owes to Jakottus Totty of Luca 
1,066 marks 85. 10c?.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Emma, 
late the wife of Robert de Monte Alto, execufrix of his will, and her 
co-executors to have respite until a month front Easter next for all debts 
due to the exchequer from Robert at his death. By K. 

Robert, abbot of Abyndon, acknowledge!?, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to Margaret de Bereford and E(l[nuind] de Bereford 10) marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiasiiC'iI 
goods in co.«>. Oxford and Berks. 

To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 
Order to be at Bannebury in the quinzaine of Easter next with the roll.'*, 
writs, memoranda, and other things touching that court {placeam).^ and to 
hold the pleas there, as the king wills that they shall be there at the said 
date with all their court (placea) ami that the aforesaid pleas shall be held 
there. By K. 

John Bythechiirf hey, executor of the will of John de Bloxham, puts in 
his place .John de Oxonia, clerk, and .Sic j)licn de Diiddeleye to piu.Hcute 



131 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



I3;u). 



April 18. 
Woodstock. 



April 14. 
Woodstock. 



April 23. 
Woodstock. 



April 30. 
Woodstock. 



May 2. 

Woodstock. 



May 2. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 37d — cont. 

tlio pxcctition of a recognisance for 10/. made to the said John de Bloxliam 
iu chancery by Walter sou of Walter le Jian of AuinondesUam. 

John de Flete acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Baumburgh, 
clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in defanlt of payment, of hid lands and chattels in 
CO. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sherifP of Nottingham. Order to cause a regard for the forest of 
Shirewode to be made before the coming of the justices of the Forest, so 
that it be made before the Assumption next. 

[ Capitula.l 

Thomas de Ynde came before the king, on Monday the feast of 
St. George last, and sought to replevy to himself the land of John de 
Lothewich, which was taken into the king's hands for John's default before 
the justices of the Bench against Geoffrey de Welewe. This is signified to 
the justices. 

Saer de Rocheford puts iu his place James de Kyngeston and Eichard de 
Enderby, clerks, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 300 marks 
made to Roger de Swynarton by him in chancery. 

Roger de Wodelond puts in his place John de Somerton in the suit in 
chancery between Geoffrey de Bosiles and Roger of this, that Roger shall 
shew cause why the king's writ to arrest GeofErey for contumacy ought not 
to be superseded. 

Enrolment of deed of Roger de Somervill, knight, witnessing that whereas 
he lately granted to the abbot and convent of Newminster, co. Northumber- 
land, the advowson of the church of Stanyngton, diocese of Durham, he 
hereby grants that he will acquit them against the king and other lords of 
the service of a sixteenth of a knight's fee, and of all otlier services touching 
the advowson,and he binds himself, his heirs, and his manors of Stanyngton 
and Witton and all his lands in that county. Witnesses : Sir Roger de 
Horsele, Sir John de Fenwyk, Sir Gerard de Wydryngton, knights ; 
^^'illiam de Felton, Alan le Clerk, Robert de Seton. Dated at Barton 
Anneys, on Friday before St. George, 4 Edward III. 

31emorandum, that Roger came into the chancery at Wodestok, on 
on 27 April, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William Trussel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Waldegrave 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said William acknowledges that he owes to H. bishop of Lincoln 20/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. North- 
ampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Bernard Puche acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de Burg- 
herssh, knight, 250 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Mary, late the wife of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, puts in her 
place John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, to prosecute the execution of certain 
recognisances made to Aymer and to her in the chancery of the late and 
present kings. 



4 EDWARD Iir. 



135 



1330. 



April 16. 
Woodstock. 



April 18. 
Woodstock. 



April 13. 
Woodstock. 



April 18. 
Woodstock. 



April 22. 
Woodstock. 

April 4. 
Woodstock. 



Mem BRAS R ZGd. 

Enrolment of release by Robert le Wolf of Herlaston, brother and heir of 
Sir William de Hi>rla.'<toii, to John son of Richard de Enemethof Edciiyng- 
hale of lii-s riijlit in a niessnage, a carneate of land, and 2*. of rent, and ia 
all the lands that .John has in Harwe and Stanmere near Esrsreswere of the 
gift and fooffmeut of Sir Elias de Gryme.sby, clerk, who previously hfx\ them 
of William's feoffment. Witnesses : Henry de Staunton of London,' spicer,* 
William de Waltham of Fletestrete, London, ' cordewaner,' John de Roxeye 
of Harewe, John Dyket, William le Clerk, Roger Coyto, Henry atte 
Marleput, John de Herlaston. Dated at Harewe, on Snnday after 
St. Juliana, 1 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Robert came into chancery at Eynesham, on 17 April, 
and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Arnald Garsie de 
Sancto Johaune has shewn the king that Edmund, late earl of Kent, demised 
the manor of Pirybreth, co. Surrey, to him for a term not yet expired, and 
that Simon's sub-eschcator in that county took into the king's liands Arnald'a 
own goods and chattels in the manor amongst the goods and chattels of the 
earl, by colour of the king's order to take into his hands the earl's lands, 
goods and chattels, and he has besought the king to cause his goods and 
chattels aforesaid to be delivered to him : the king therefore orders the 
escheator to make inquisition whether or not Arnald had any goods or 
chattels in the manor at the time when it was taken into the king's hands, 
and, if so, what they were and their value, and to cause any of Arnald's 
goods and chattels that may have been thus taken into the king's hands to 
be kept without diminution or sale until otherwise ordered. 

By K. on the information of the steward. 

The prior of Birkheved of co. Chester acknowledges, for himself and his 
convent, that they owe to John de Wodehous, clerk, 11 marks; to bo levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Benedict de Glaunvyll, who has long served the king and his father, is 
sent to the abbot and convent of Quarr {Quarera) in the isle of Wight to 
receive such maintenance for life as John le Hunte had in their house in his 
lifetime by the late king's request. By p.s. [3131.] 

Walter de Bonevile came before the king, on Wednesday after SS. Tiburtius 
and Valerian, and sought to replevy to himself and Lucy de Bonevile their 
land in Tettebury, which was taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the justices of the Bench against Thomas son of Peter de Brewosa. 
This is signified to the justices. 

Richard Hauard acknowledges that he owes to John Wyard 200A ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

William atte Halle is sent, in consideration of his good service to the king 
and to his father, to the abbot and convent of Pipwell to receive such 
maintenance in their house for life as William le Hunt, deceased, had 
therein by the late king's request. 

Thomas de Bardefeld acknowledges that he owes to John Wyard 
20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Es.sex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoicledged by Thomas de Evesham, John's 
attorney. 

Oliver de Booun, knight, and Thomas de Berdefeld acknowledge that they 
owe to .John Wyard 2()0 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on pnyment. 



136 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1330. 



April 27. 
Woodstock. 



April 27. 
Woodstock. 



May 2. 
Woodstock. 



April 23. 
Woodstock. 



April 20. 
Wcodstcck. 



April 21. 
Woodstock. 



April 2L 
Woodstock. 



April 30. 
Woodstock. 



April 3. 
Woodstock. 



Memhrayic 2Cul — cont. 

Tho .<!ii(l John "Wynrd puts in his place 'J'lionia.s de Evesham nnrl Reginald 
dr Evivslmni to prosecute tho execution of the preceding recognisance. 

Edmund de Bohun, knight, puts in his place Simon Monserel and 
Thei>l>Ml(l T\irtej()ie to defend the execution of a recognisance for IGO/. made 
to .lames Beauflour by him in chancery. 

Richard le Waleys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry 
de Clif 18 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William son of Thomas de Pynchebek acknowledges that he owes to 
Agnes de Manneby 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Richard de Tettebure, who long served the king, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of Cirencestre to receive for life such maintenance in their 
house as William de la Mare, deceased, had therein by the request of 
Edward I. By p.s. [3510.] 

Robert de Driffeld, yeoman of the king's kitchen, who long served the 
king, is sent to the prior and convent of Dureme to receive for life such 
maintenance in their house as Thomas de Kendale, deceased, had therein by 
the request of Edward I. By p.s. [3472.] 

To the prior and convent of Bernewell. Order to grant to the king's 
clerk, John de Hatfeld, son of Roger de Hatfeld, burgess of London, the 
pension due to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the 
prior. By p.s. [3459.] 

To John de Bolyngbrok, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
inquisition to be made concerning the lands that Payn Tibetot, tenant in 
chief of the late king, held in the town of Hangthwayt, co. Y'^ork, and else- 
where in the escheator's bailiwick that are not contained in the inquisitions 
taken after Payn's death, and to take into the king's hands all such lands as 
have not yet been taken into his hands, as the king is given to understand that 
certain men have entered and occupy lauds in that town and elsewhere in the 
escheator's bailiwick that Payn held in his demesne as of fee, the custody 
whereof ought to pertain to the king by reason of the minority of Payn's heir. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
inquisition to be made concerning the lands that Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, was seised of in the town ol' Weston Brut or elsewhere in the 
escheator's bailiwick on the day of his forefeiture, and to cause such lands as 
have not yet been taken into the king's hands to be taken into his hands 
without delay, as the king is given to understand that Hugh was seised of 
certain lands in the aforesaid town on the day of his forfeiture that ought to 
have come to the king's hands as escheat, but which have not yet been taken 
into his hands. 

John sou of Hugh Lamberd of Bledelawe puts in his place John de 
Borham, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 10 marks 
made in chancery to him by Alan de Leaume of Lechamstede. 

To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 
Whereas the king — upon learning that the late king had divers goods and 
chattels in the land of Gower in Wales, such as silver A-essels, armour, and 
other goods that ought to pertain to the king, and that they had been taken 
and carried away by certain men of that land — appointed Richard de 
Peshale and David de la Beer to make inquisitions concerning the said 
goods ; and it is found by their inquisitions that John de Langeton and otheis 
named in the inquisitions are indicted of the taking and carrying away of 
the goods and chattels, and John appeared in parliament at Winchester and 



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"Woodstock. 



1330. Membrane ZQd — cont. 

offered to stand to right before the king in his court concerning the premises, 
and horeii])on found mainpernors in the said parliament, to wit John de 
Mouhray, Robert de Clifford, and Nicholas de Howyk of co. York, to have 
him before the king in fifteen days from Easter to stand to right concerning 
the premises : the king, wishing to provide for his indemnity', and that 
justice shall be done, sends a transcript of the inquisitions to the justices 
sub pedc sigilli, ordering them to inspect the transcript and to cause to be 
done what ought to be done of right in the premises both for the king and 
for the others named in the transcript. 

To the king of Aragon. Letters of credence in favour of William Trussel 
and Reyrauud Cornill, whom the king has caused to be sent to him, and to 
whom tlie king has opened the secrets of his heart, to be expounded by them 
to the king of Aragon, and requesting him to write back by them his 
pleasure in these affairs. [^I^cedera.] 

The hke to the following: : 
The king of Portugal. 
The king of Majorca. 
Sir Alfonsus, king of Castile (Catelle), Leon, Toledo [etc.]. [Ibid-I 

To Reymund Cornill. The king has committed certain of his affairs to 
him and to William Trussel, which William will explain to him by word of 
mouth, to be expounded to the kings of Castile, Aragon, Portugal, and 
Majorca, and he desires him to exhibit such diligence in the matter as to 
merit commendation. [Ibid.l 
Mav 19. To the king of Aragon. Letter of credence in favour of William Trussel, 

Woodstock, whom the king is sending to his presence to make known to him the king's 
intention concerning the matters touching the defence of holy church and 
the Christians against tlie Saracens, who are endeavouring to invade the 
confines of Granada [Granati), upon which matters the king of Aragon has 
written to the kirig with renewed piayers, and requesting the king of 
Aragon to write back his wishes by the said William. [Jbid.] 

The like for the said William and Reymund Cornelii, to whom the king 
has explained his intentions. \_Ibid.] 



Membrane Sod. 

March 21. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Writs for payment of 71. 12s. Od. to William 
Wiuchester. de Sancto Oniero and Roger de Bourne, knights of that county, for their 
expenses in attending the parliament summoned at Winchester on Sunday 
before St. Gregory last, to wit for 19 days at 4*. a day each. By K. 

The like for various sums to the sheriffs of other counties for the knights 
of the respective counties [natnes as in Retui-n of Members of Parliament, 
i. 89, omitting Cornwall, Essex, Gloucester, Hertford, Leicester, Lincoln, 
Middlesex, Norfhuraberhind, Somerset, and omitting one name in Notting- 
ham, Oxford, Suffolk, Surrey, and Sussex]. 

To the bailiffs of St. All)ans. Writ for payment of 68*. Od. to Thomas 

son of John le Taillour and Roger Aleyn, burgesses of that town, for their 

expen.ses in attending the aforesaid parliament, to wit for 17 days at 2*. a 

day each. By K. 

The like in favour of the following : 

John Wyn and William atte Welle, to the bailiffs of Chichester, for 

GO.y. for 15 dfiys. 
Robert son of William and John sou of Henry, to the bailifffl of 

Warwick, for G8.y. for 17 days. 
John de Weston and Roger Pride, to the bailiffs of Shrcw.'^bury, for 
4/. b. Od. lor 21 «lays. ' 



138 



CALENDAFv OF CLOSE TIOLLS. 



1330. 



WoiMlstock. 



ISInrch 20. 

Winchester. 



March 28. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 35d — cont. 

Kicholas do Stannford niul William do Bifcld, to the mayor and bailiffs 

of Northamp(on, for 60.9. for 15 days. 
John le Devencys and William Gabriel, to the mayor and baililTs of 

\N'in('liostor. for 42.<t. (sic) for 1 1 days. 
Jolin Ic Floniyng and Andrew Haywode, to the mayor and bailiffs of 

Southamptou, for 42s. (sic) for 1 1 day.s. 
Rioliard do Cave, to the bailifFs of Bedford, for 30s. for 15 days. 
Robert de Ponton, to the bailiffs of Launceton, for 42s. for 21 days. 

To John le Sinale, king's clerk, or to him who supplies his place in the 
port of Porte.sniuth. The king learns from the complaint of Augustine le 
Gavner of Cork, in Ireland, that whereas he caused a ship of his of Cork 
called ' La James' of Cork, whereof Richard de Hereford is master, to be 
laden at Depe in Normandy with cloth and other goods bought by him in those 
parts, in order to carry them to Cork to trade there with them, and the ship 
on her voyage was driven by sea-tempest to Portesmuth, the said John has 
ari'ested the ship and cargo by pretext of the king's order to choose certain 
ships for the purpose of sending victuals to the duchy [of Aquitaine], and 
detains the ship under an-est, contrary to the king's order , wherefore 
Au<Tustine has besought the king to provide a remedy : the king thei-efore 
orders John, if it be as stated, to cause the ship and goods to be delivered 
Auo-ustine, to be taken by him thence to Cork, so that renewed complaint to 
do not come to the king through John's default ; provided that other 
ships be chosen and provided for the carriage of the said victuals, according 
to the king's order. 

3IEMBRANE 33d. 

To the count of Flanders. Request that he will cause justice to be done 
to Henry le Palmere, Alan atte Warf, Thomas Tuk, and Robert Youn, who 
is now deceased, concerning their ship called ' La S[w^al'we' of London 
and the goods in her [as in this Calendai', 13 Edtoard II. p. 172], in 
accordance with the king's previous requests \_as in this Calendar, 
2 Edward III. p. 394], so that it may not behove the king to provide the 
merchants with another remedy, certifying the king of his proceedings by 
his letters by the bearer hereof. 

To William, count of Hainault, Holland and Zeeland, and lord of 
Friesland. Request that he will cause justice to be done to Stephen 
Aleyn, citizen and merchant of London, concerning his ship called ' La 
Margareic ' of London and the goods in her \_as in this Calendar, 
2 Edioard III. p. 392], as the count has done nothing in response to the 
king's previous request [as above], as the king learns from Stephen's com- 
plaint, so that it may not behove the king to provide him with another remedy, 
certifying the king of his proceedings by his letters and by the bearer hereof. 

To Alfonsus, king of Castile, [etc.]. Whereas, at the complaint of 
Gerard de Byole of Southampton, merchant, suggesting that he lately 
loaded a ship called ' La Seint Nicholas ' of Calais, whereof William 
Butor was master, at La Rochele with 8G tuns of white wine and a pipe of 
bastard wine, in order to bring the same to this realm to trade therewith, 
and that certain malefactors of the towns of Santander (Sancto Andoero), 
Castro Ordiales (Castro Durdialis), St. Sebastian, Bermeio (Vermeo), 
Laredo (La Rede), of Fuentarrabia {Fonte Arabeo), and Guitario 
(Guitarie), of Alfonsus's power and lordship, entered the ship by armed 
iorce at Le Boys near La Rochele, and took and carried away the aforesaid 
wine and other goods and chattels of Gerard's to the value of 350/., the 
king frequently requested Alfonsus to cause restitution or satisfaction to be 
made to Gerard, and Alfonsus has done nothing in the matter, as is shewn 
to the king on behalf of Gerard: the king therefore requests Alfonsus to 



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May o. 

Woodstock. 



May 5. 
Woodstock. 



]\Iay 9. 
Wooditock. 



1330. Membrane oM — cont. 

*^an«e speedy justice to be done to Gerard, accordin<j to the kin^j's previous 
roquo^ti, so tliat it may not beliove tlu^ kiii;^ to provide liim with another 
roQiedy, certifyinpc thu king of his proceediugs by his lotter-s aud by the 
bearer. \ Feeder a. 1^ 

Enrohiieiit of deed of William Trussel, knight, acknowledging reeeipt 
from Sir Thomas de Bourn of the manor of Floure, which was sei.sed into 
the king's hands for certiiin reasons, and which the king granted to Thomas 
during pleasure, with the sown land and other profits in the manor, which 
manor the king has rendered to William Trussel, and witnessing that 
William has released to Sir Thomas and to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, all 
manner of actions by reason of the said seisin or of the manor, etc. Dated 
at Eyuesham, 1 May, 4 Edward III. French. 

Meinoraiidnm, that William came into chancery at Eynesham, on the 
said day, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

John de IMercham, 'spicer' and citizen of Winchester, acknowledges 
that he owes to John Godhyne of Marleberge, merchant, 207/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

To Master William de Weston. Order to come to the king in England 
with all speed to inform him concerning certain affairs, according to the 
king's previous orders, Avhich he has not obeyed to the king's astonishment. 
If he now neglect to execute the king's order, the king will punish 
{capiemus ad vos) him and his goods as befits. By K. 

Bartholomew Anbry acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Priour 20/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sufiblk. 

Enrolment of grant and release by llichard de la Pole and William de la 
Pole, his brother, to the king of a moiety of the town of Lindeby, 
CO. Nottingham, in exchange for the manor of Miton, lately granted to 
them and their heirs by the king. Witnesses: Henry, bishop of Lincoln, 
the chancellor ; Sir ()liver de Inghauj, Sir John Mautravers, steward of 
the household, knights ; Sir Adam de Brom, Sir Henry de Edenestowe, 
clerks. Dated at V\ odestok. 10 May, 4 Edward 111. 

Memoru)idum^ that llichard and William came into chancery at Eynsham, 
on 12 May, and acknowledged the aforesaid charter. 

May G. Simon, abbot of Rameseye, acknowledges, for himself and convent, that 

Woodstock, he owes to Margaret, late the wife of William de Berefbrd, and to Edmund 
de Bereford, executors of William's will, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in cos. Hunting- 
don and Bedford. — W. de Leic[estria] received the acknowledgment by writ. 

Enrolment of release by John son of John de Oldeswell to God and 
St. Mary's, Stodlejrh, and the canons thereof of his right in all the lands, 
rents and services that the canons had of the feoffment of Peter do 
Abscherugge and Jordan his biother in 01d(>swe]l and Kosteleve. As John's 
seal is unknown to many, he has procured ihe alHxing of the seal of the 
mayoralty of Oxford to the present writing. AVitnesses : Robert de Aston, 
John de Peito, John le Rous, William de Merston, John de Middelnior, 
Andrew de Wonnenluile, John son of Williatn Bost, John de Lanuris^h, 
clerk. Dated at Oxford, on Wednesday the eve of the A.scension, 
4 Edward III. 

Memordiidmn, that John came into chancery at J]ynesham, on 18 May, 
in the aforesaid year, and acknowledged the said deed. 



Membrane 32d. 

May 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exclietpier. Order to .search the rolls 

Woodiiock. und uiemoruudu of the exehe(pier concerning tiie debts due to llie king horn 



MO 



CALENDA.R OF CLOSK ROLLS. 



IS.'IO. 



May 18. 
Woodstock. 



May 20. 
Woodstock. 



May 18. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 32r/ — cont. 

TTiiiih ilt> Aiiili'lo, both tlie debts of his ancestors and the debts of the ances- 
tofs of Mar^aivt his wife, and of his own debts, and to certify the king 
before Michachnas next of what they shall find, superseding in the meantime 
the (h'lnand of the said debts by summons of the exchequer. By K. 

Edmund de Bohuu acknowledges that he owes to John sou of John 
Mautravers 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Herle acknowledges that he owes to John de Akele, clerk, 15/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. North- 
umberland. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. The king learns from the complaint of 
Richard Bele, Robert Fraunceys and Augustine Greyner, merchants of Cork 
in Ireland, that they lately came to England to buy divers sorts of corn for the 
maintenance of certain of the king's subjects in Ireland and for the purposes 
of trade, and that they caused the corn to be taken to Bristol, and caused 
part of it to be placed in ships and part of it to be placed under safe custody in 
that town, in order to take it to Cork, and that the sheriff, by pretext of the 
king's order to buy and provide certain victuals in his bailiwick and to send 
them to the duchy [of Aquitaine], arrested the aforesaid corn without 
satisfying Richard, Robert and Augustine in any way for the price thereof, 
and that he still detains the corn under arrest, wherefore they have besought 
the king to provide for their indemnity in this behalf: the king therefore 
orders the sheriff to cause the said corn to be released from arrest and 
restored to the said merchants, if it have been arrested solely for this reason 
and if he can provide for such corn for the king's use elsewhere without 
inconvenience. If he cannot thus provide elsewhere, he is to cansj the said 
merchants to be satisfied for the price of the corn thus taken from them, so 
conducting himself that they shall not have reason to come to the king again 
for this cause. 

Enrolment of release by John de Caylewe of co. Wilts to Sir John 
Mautravers of his right in all the castles, manors, lands, and hundreds, with 
knights' fees and advowsons of priories and churches, that formerly belonged 
to Sir John Gifiard of Brymosfekl, to wit the castles and manors of 
Brymesfeld, King's Stanlegh, Rokhampton, in co. Gloucester, Schernton, 
Stapelford, and Codeford, co. Wilts, the castle and manors of Carokenny 
and Eskenny in Wales. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Berkelegh, Sir John 
de Willingtun, Sir William de Wauton, Sir John Maudut, Sir Robert 
Selyman, knights. Dated at Wodestok, 21 May, 4 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at Eynesham, on the said 
day, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by the said John to the aforesaid Sir John Mautravers 
of the manors of Boyton, Eleston, and Broughton, with all other lantls, 
knights' fees, and advowsons of churches in co. Wilts, and of the manors 
of Stonhous, Stokegyffard, and Syd, with all other lands, knights' fees and 
advow sous of churches in co. Gloucester. He also grants to him the rever- 
sion of all the aforesaid manors and lands that lady Margaret, late the wife 
of John Gyffard, holds in dower or otherwise for term of her life of John 
de Caylewe's inheritance. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Berkelegh, Sir John 
de Wyllyngton, Sir William de Wauton, Sir John Maudut, Sir Robert 
Selyman, knights. Dated at Wodestok, 22 May, 4 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John de Caylewe came into chancery at Eynesham, 
on the aforesaid day, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

To Louis, count of Flanders. The king has received complaint from 
William de Eton and Hugh Cole, citizens of N'orwich, that they lately caused 
a ship of theirs to be laden at Great Yarmouth with cloth of Worstede and 



4 EDWARD Iir. 



lU 



1330. 



May 28. 

Woodstock. 



May 27. 
Woodstock. 



June 1. 
Woodstock. 



June 5. 

Woodstock. 



Membrane 32r/ — cont. 

other nicrchau(iise, in order to take tlio same to Andewerp in Rrabant to 
trade there, and tlie master of the ship and the mariners went with the ship 
to the port of lierflot, within the count's power, for the [)urpose of buying 
victuals and other necessaries in the town of Berfiet for tiieir maintenance 
to Andewerp, and tliat certain of the count's ministers of those parts 
entered the ship anchored in the said port by armed power, and took and 
carried away from the ship a fardel {furdellum) of cloth of Worstedt?, price 
80/. sterling, and they have refused to make satisfaction or restitution to tlie 
said merchants, although the merchants prosecuted before them for restitu- 
tion, wherefore the merchants have besought the king to provide a remedy : 
the king therefore requests the count to hear the merchants' complaint and 
to cause restitution of the cloth or satisfaction therefor and for their damages 
to be made to them, so that it may not behove the king to provide them with 
another remedy, writing back by the bearer an account of his proceedings 
herein. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Eustace 
de Burneby to have respite until Michaelmas next for the account that he 
ought to render before them in the octaves of St. John the Baj)tist, as he 
has been ordered by writ of the exchequer, the king having granted to him 
this respite because he is intending the king's affairs in the eyre of North- 
ampton, so that he cannot render his account at the said octaves. By K. 

William de Kirkeby, clerk, puts in his place Robert de Warthecopp and 
William de Emeldon, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 
for 40 marks made to him in the late king's chancery by John de Dufford, 
knight. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede until his next proffer the 
demand by summons of the exchequer upon Bartholomew de Burgherssh 
for the arrears of the account of Robert de Burgherssh for the time when he 
was the constable of Edward I. of Dover Castle and warden of the Cinque 
Ports. By K. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a colloquium and 
treaty to be held at the abbey of Oseneye on Monday after the Translation 
of St. Thomas the Martyr next. By K. 

[lieport Dignity of Peer, iv. 394.] 

The like to seventeen bishops and nineteen abbots and the prior of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England. \_Ibid.'\ 

To Thomas, carl of Norfolk, marshal of England, Summons to attend 
the aforesaid treaty. \_Ihi(].'] 

The like to seven earls and to fifty-four others. \^Ibid.'] 



Membrane 30d. 

May 23. Michael de Presfen acknowledges that he owes to Thomas deBaumburgh, 
Woodstock, parson of Emeldon church, 40/. ; to be levied, in defaidt of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

James Grosset acknowledges that he owes to Andrew de Sancto Lucio 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Buckingham. 

May 30. Thomas Wake of Blisworth, kniglit, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
Woodstock, de Ardeine, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Northampton. — H. de Edeustowe received the acknow- 
ledgment. 

June 1. William Ic Galeys acknowledges that he owes to .John de Esthallc, the 

Woodstock, elder, 220/. ; to be levied, in default of payiuent, of his lands and cliattels in 
to. Salop. 



II J 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13:^0. 



Juno 4. 
■WocHlstook. 

June 2. 
Woodstock. 



June 1. 
■Woodstock. 



June 6. 
WootL-itock. 



June 1. 
Woodstock. 

June 11. 
Woodstock. 



June 12. 
Woodstock. 



June 20. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane WOd — cant. 

Jolin do Estlmll, the oUlcr, acknowledges that he owes to William le 
OiiK'vs .SOO/. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

Walter do Romoneye of Stepol Aston acknowledges that he owes to vSimon 
Golias of Drayton 20 niark.s ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Oxford. 

To Richard de hi Pole, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of Kyngcston-on-IIull. Order to supersede entirely the exaction 
from merchants of the duchy [of Aquitaine] of 2*. for every tun of wine 
brought by them to that port before 3 May last, for which they have paid 
the prises to the archbishop of Yoik, as the king learns from their complaint 
that Richard exacts from them, by pretext of the king's writ of 3 May 
aforesaid to take the archbishop's prises of wine into his hands, 2*. from 
every tun taken by them to that town before the said date, for which they 
have paid the archbishop's prises, wherefore they have besought the king 
to provide a remedy. 

John le Trum])our, who has long served the king, is sent to the prior and 
convent of Durham to receive such maintenance from their house as William 
de Leschekier, deceased, had therein by the late king's request. 

By p.s. [3623.] 

To Bartholomew de Bnrgherssh, constable of Dover Castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 
Order to jiermit brother Richard de Pavely, brother of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England, who is going to parts beyond sea upon 
certain affairs of the Hospital by the king's licence, to cross from the port of 
Dover with his men, horses and equipments. By K. 

To the prior and convent of St. Denis, Southampton. Order to grant to 
Master William de Kyrkham the pension due from them to one of the king's 
clerks by reason of the new creation of the prior. By p.s. [3620.] 

James de Audele acknowledges that be owes to Roger de Mortuo Mari, 
earl of March, 10,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Salop. — H. de Edenstowe received the acknow- 
ledgment by the chancellor's order. 

John de Felton the elder, knight, John de Insula, knight, and Henry 
de Maundevyll acknowledge that they owe to William fitz Waryn 100/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of iheir lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. — 
The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

John Rauf of Dundalk acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Banmburgh, clerk, 30*. : to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Ireland. — H. de Edenstowe received the acknowledgment. 

Thomas, prior of Sandelford, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
Fnkeram 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Berks. — H. de Edenstowe received 
the acknowledgment. 

Master Edmund de Haukeskarth, parson of the church of Kirkeby in 
Clyveland, acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous, parson of the 
church of Earl's Barton, 9 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands, chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 



Membrane 29c?. 

June 16. John de Farendon, brother and heir of Thomas de Farendon, acknow- 

Woodstock. ledges that he owes to Christina, late the wife of Thomas de Farendon, 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in 
CO. Dorset. — H. de Edenstowe received the acknowledgment. 



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113 



1330. Membrane 29^/ — cont. 

June 10. John de Bures of Botynton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Woodstock. Richard de Mnnemuth 200/. ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in eo. Gloucester. 

Enrolment of deed of Richard dc Mnnomue, granting that the preceding 
recognisance shall be cancelled on condition that one of the ju.^tices of the 
common Bench shall come to Botynton, co. Gloucester, at Richard's suit 
between now and Martinmas, and receive by writ purchased by Richard 
the acknowledgment of the aforesaid John and the lady Hawise, his wife, 
that the manor of Alvescote, co. Oxford, shall remain to Richard and to 
Petronella (Pcronc/e) de Ferers and to the heirs of their two bodies, after 
the death of John and Ilawise, and, upon failure of such i.ssue, to Richard's 
right heirs, and on condition that John and Hawise make this acknow- 
ledgment, or be ready to make it, by which acknowledgment Ilichard and 
Petronella shall be secure of the said manor and a fine may be levied 
thereby. Dated at Botynton, Wednesday after St. Botolph, 4 Edward III. 

Meuioravdunij that Richard came into chancery at Eynesliam, on 
21 June, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

June 14. Richard de Potesgrave, Robert Malet, John de Hogesham of Kercelawe, 

Woodstock, and Richard de Hogesham of Kercelawe, parson of the church of Billet, 

acknowledge that they owe to John de Bourne, knight, 200/. ; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Buckingham 

and Bedford.- The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Margaret, late the wife of 
John de Burn, and executrix of his will, before II. bishop of Lincoln, by 
writ. 

Richard de Potesgrave and John de Hogesham of liercelawe acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Robert Malet of Queuton 200/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Bedford and 
Buckingham. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Hugh de Stretele, who married 
Isabella, late the wife of the said Robert, and executrix of his loill. 

Richard Chastilon acknowledges that he owes to Heremann de Brikyndon 
50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Oxford. 

The aforesaid Richard acknowledges that he owes to the said Heremann 
50 marks ; to be levied as above. 

Robert de Grotton acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehou?, 
parson of the church of Earl's Barton, 110 marks ; lo ho. levied, iu delault 
of j)ayment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Maurice son of Thomas, earl of Esmond (Dessemrmf). Prohibition 
of his making as.'^emblies of men-at-arms by rea.son of tlie disputes between 
him and his adherents and William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, and his 
adherents, or of going against William in war, or of invading his land, or 
otherwise disturbing the peace, understanding that if he do so, the king will 
punish him (graviter capietnus) as a contemner of his dignity, as the king 
understands that quarrels have arisen in Ireland between the said earls and 
their adherents, and that they are making assemblies of men-at-arms to 
attack one another, and to invade e.ach other's hinds. The king has made the 
like inhibition to the earl of Ul8ter,and he will he prepared toexhil)it ju.xfice, 
by himself or his justices and other ministers, to the carls and to others. 
[Fwdera.] By p.s. [;507(j.] 

June 20. John de Mohun of Dunsterre acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew 

Woodbtock. de Burgherssh 10,000/. ; lo be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds 



June 17. 
Woodstock. 



June 20. 
Woodstock. 



June 19. 
Woodstock. 



in 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



July 13. 

■NVoodstock. 



Membrane 29<y — cont. 

mill oliatlols in cos. Somerset and Dorset. — The chancellor received the 
ni'knowK'd^inont. 

Meinormiilum, tliat ■NVillinni do Rollo Campo and Robert de Aspale, 
kiuirhts, iiiniiipcrnod before tlio chancellor at Gloucester, on 24 June, to 
have tlio boily of Mark {Marcii) Bagge of Fawy in Cornwall, who is 
charged with adhesion to Edmund, late earl of Cornwall, before the king at 
his order to answer to him concerning the premises, upon fifteen days' 
warning. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Whereas Robert le fuitz Payn impleads John 
do Acton, Edmund de Chippelegh, and John Crouk for a trespass before 
Richard de Grey and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine 
the said trespass, and the said John, Edmund, and John, who state that 
they have no land in that county, are put in exigent to be outlawed because 
they did not come befoi'e the said justices to answer to Robert, they being 
entirely ignorant of the exigent, and John de Acton has found the 
sheriff mainpernors, to wit, John de Bello Campo of Rym, knight, 
of the sheriff's county, and Hamo fitz Richard, knight, William de Bello 
Campo, knight, Ralph de Middelnye, John du Mareys, and Nicholas de 
Ledrede, of co. Somerset, and the said Edmund and John Crouk have 
fouud the aforesaid John, Hamo, Ralph, Nicholas, Johnde (sic) Mareys, and 
Richard de Combes of co. Somerset, who have undertaken to have them 
before the said justices on the day when the writ of exigent is returnable 
before them to answer to Robert : the king therefore orders the sheriff to 
supersede until the said day other execution of the said writ of exigent. 



June 26. 
Gloucester. 



June 29. 
Hanlcy. 



July 4. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 28c?. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Bedford. Order to permit Henry, bishop 
of Lincoln, to hold a market in Bikeliswade on Monday as he was wont to 
do before the eyre and before the justices' proclamation, notwithstanding 
the eyre or the proclamation, as the king has given him licence to hold his 
market aforesaid, and licence that merchants and others wishing to come 
to the market to exercise their merchandise, buy and sell may do, notwith- 
standing any proclamation made by the justices. By K. 

To the same. Order to adjourn {continuetis) until the end of the eyre 
all pleas before them between the king and Henry, bishop of Lincoln, 
provided that they be pleaded before the end of the eyre. By K. 

Ralph Basset of Weldon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Simon de 
Draiton, knight, 90^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northampton. — H. de Eden[stowe] received the acknow- 
ledgment. 

Christiana, daughter of Giles de Insula, and Elizabeth and Eleanor her 
sisters put in their places Andrew de Crokesford and Thomas Testard to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 200/. made to them in the late 
king's chancery by Laurence de Aete. 

Enrolment of deed of John de Wiletone, lord of Umberlegh, acknow- 
ledging receipt from Sir John de Mohnn, lord of Dunsterre, of 400 marks, 
due to him by a recognisance made in the late king's chancery on Friday 
before St. Barnabas, 17 Edward II. Dated at ^ate, co. Gloucester, on 
Saturday the feast of St. Katherine, 3 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that John de Wileton came into chancery at Oseneye, on 
11 July, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed, and granted that the 
recognisance shall be cancelled. 



4 EDWARD III. 



145 



1330. 



May 28. 
Woodstock. 



July 11. 
Osncy. 



July 14. 
Woodstock. 



July 15. 

Woodstock. 



July 12. 
Oauey. 



Membrane 2Sd — cont. 

Enrolment of deed of Martin do Grimston, executor of the will of Sir 
William de Ilamelton, disohari^inuj tlio prior of Lenton of a debt of 
21 marks, which the prior ackiiowled<jed that he owed to William in the 
chancery of Edward I. iu the 20th year of his reign. Datetl at Oxford, 
13 July", 4 Edward III. 

Meinorandnin, that Martin came into chancery at Oseneye, on the said 
day, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed, and granted that the recognisance 
shall be cancelled. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Eustace 
de Burneby, late sheriff of Northampton, to have respite until Michaelmas 
for his account of the time when lie was sheriff, which he is ordered by 
writ of the exchequer to render in three weeks from Midsummer, as he 
cannot render it at the latter date because he is intending the king's affairs 
in the eyre of Northampton. 

To the justices in eyre in co. Bedford. Order to permit a market on 
Thursday to be held at the town of AnotehuU, co. Bedford, and to permit 
merchants and others wishing to ply merchandise there and to buy and sell to 
do so, as was the custom before the eyre and the justices' proclamation, 
notwithstanding the eyre and the proclamation, as Eleanor de Keynes has 
shewn the king that she holds the town, which belonged to John de Sancto 
Amando, deceased, tenant iu chief, and which is in the king's hands by reason 
of the minority of .John's heir, until the heir come of age by a certain yearly 
ferm, and that a great part of the profit of the town comes from the market, 
which is held there on Thursday, and the market is not held by reason of 
the justices' proclamation in the eyre not to hold markets in that county 
during the eyre, and she has besought the king to grant that the market may 
be held as was wont before the eyre so that she may answer to the king for 
the whole ferm of the town. By p.s. [3727.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Britannia, earl of Bichmond, who is staying in parts beyond sea by the 
king's licence, to haye respite until Michaelmas next for all debts due to the 
exchequer. 

To Simon de Bereford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 
aforesaid earl to haye respite until Michaelmas for his homage for the lands 
that he holds of the king in this realm. \_Fcedern.~\ 

The like to John de Bolyngbrok, escheator beyond Trent. [/i<W.] 

William de Walkjnton, knight, puts in his place William de Walyngoure 
and Theobald Poleyn to defend the execution of a recognisance for 40 marks 
made in the late king's chancery to William de Kirkeby, clerk, by .John de 
Dufford. ' 

Master John de Malmesbury, late parson of the church of Dorkyngge, 
puts in his place Thomas de Knaresburgh and William de Stok to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance lor 150/. made to him in chancery by 
Laurence le Keu of Pernestede. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. 
Order to permit the abbot of rAumono (Eleniosina),o( the Cistercian order, 
wlio lately came to this realm to visit divers houses subjected to that order 
and who is returning to parts beyond sea by the king's licence, to cross 
from that port with his horses, equipments, and household and reasonable 
expen.'"e.'>. 



90483. 



l4tS 



CALENDAR or ('LOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 

Jiiue .'50. 
Worcester. 



June 25. 
Gloucester. 



July 10. 
Osnev. 



July II. 

Osney. 



July 12. 
Osney. 



Membrane Tld. 

Adam do Bilburgli, who was maimed iu the late king's service, is sent, in 
coiihiik'iation thereof and of lii.s good service to the late king, to the prior 
and convent of llepvngdon, to receive such maintenance in their house as 
Robert de Sa>', deceased, had therein by the late king's request. 

By p.s. [3701.] 

Robert de Cliderhowe, clerk, puts in his place Henry de Haydok and 
John de Sal to jnosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20 marks 
made to him by William le Botiller of Wcryngton. 

Roger, prior of Newerk, acknowledges, for himself and convent, that he 
owes to Richard de Rothyng, citizen and vintener of Loudon, 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

William son of William le Botiller of Werington and Sibyl, late the wife 
of William le Botiller of Werington, tenants of part of the lands of William 
le Botiller of Werington, put in their place John de Langeton to defend the 
execution of a recognisance for 20 marks made to Robert de Cliderhou, 
clerk, by the said William le Botiller. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
the next parliament the demand upon Simon de Bereford, escheator this side 
Trent, for the issues of the lands of Jolm de Boclond, knight, who held 
certain tenements in Maydenstan in 'gavelkynde' of the archbishopric of 
Canterbury, wherewith the king ordered him not to intermeddle \as at 
page 2 abovc'\, so that what shall then seem good may be done, as Simon has 
given the king to understand that they charge him with the issues of the 
lands of the said John for the time when they were in the king's hands by 
the voidance of the archbishopric, although such issues were not wont to be 
exacted for the use of the king or of his progenitors in the like case in 
times past. 

John de Morton near Newborough {Novum Burgum) acknowledges that 
he owes to Alan de Cherlton 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

William de Calthorp, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Hothum, bishop of Ely, 2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said William acknowledges that he owes to the said bishop 1,000/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled as above. 

Enrolment of indenture between John, bishop of Ely, and Sir William de 
Calthorp, knight, whereby the bishop grants that the preceding recognisance 
for 2,000/. shall be cancelled if no divorce be made between Walter, the 
eldest son of Sir William, and Aleyse, daughter of Ralph de Crophull, 
Walter's wife, the bishop's niece. Dated at Oseneye near Oxonford, 
12 July, 4 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that the bishop and William came into chancery at 
Oseneye, on the said day, and acknowledged this indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the said bishop and William, 
whereby the bishop grants that the aforegoing recognisance for 1,000/. shall 
be cancelled if William perform certain covenants made, indented (taillez), 
and ordained between him and the bishop touching the marriage of Walter, 
son and heir of the said William, and Aleise, daughter of Ralph de Crophill, 



4 EDWARD ILL 147 



1330^ Membrane 27d — cont. 

the bishop's niece, as contained in certain indentures made between the 
bishop and WilHam. Dated as above. 

Memorandum, that the bishop and William came into chancer^ at Oseneye, 
on the said day, and acknowledged this indenture. 

July 13. John de Kyngeston, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Philip do la 

Usney. Beche, knight, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Berks. 

July 13. John son of John le Faron of Neubury acknowledges that he owes to 
Osnej. John de Farnedon, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in defiiult of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

July 16. Robert, abbot of Bruern {Bniern), for himself and convent, and Thomas 

Woodstock, de Langeleye acknowledge that they owe to Henry Prodhomme and Roger 
de Bernes, citizens of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 12. To John Mautravers, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 

Osnej. supplies his place in the forest in co. Salop. Order not to molest abbots, 
priors, earls, barons, knights, or others of that county in their woods and 
lands in that county that were put outside the forest by the perambulations 
made in the times of Edward I. and Edward II., by reason of any trespasses 
of vert and venison made therein after the perambulations aforesaid, and not 
to permit them to be molested or aggrieved by the regarders, foresters, or 
other ministers of the forest, contrary to the form of the perambulations, as 
the king wills that the said perambulations shall be observed in all things. - 

By p.s. [3732.] 

July 12. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all 

Osney. knights and others able to bear arms shall prepare themselves with horses 
and arms as speedily as possible, each according to his estate and the 
quantity and value of his lands, goods and chattels, so that they shall be 
ready to come to the king or to those whom he shall appoint with all their 
power when summoned, to set out against certain contrariants and rebels 
who lately withdrew secretly from the realm, and who have assembled 
a multitude of armed men in parts beyond sea and have prepared ships of 
war and many other things, and who propose entering the realm to aggrieve 
the king and his people. {^Fwdera.'] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.'] 

July 12. To the .sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause proclamation to be made pro- 

Osney. hibiting any one, under pain of forfeiture, from making proclamations of 
tournaments, etc., or from tourneying, jousting, seeking adventures, etc., or 
doing any feat of arms without the king's special licence, and to arrest and 
imprison any found doing so, with their horses, arms, and equipments, 
certifying the king of their names, as the king is given to understand that 
certain persons make proclamations of tournaments, etc., notwithstanding 
the king's preceding proclamation for knights and men to arm themselves. 
[Ibid.-] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [/ieV/.] 

July 12. To R. count of Flanders. The king h.as received complaint from Thomas 

Ociiey. de IJjnedon of Southampton that, after the peace lately concluded between 
Philip, king of France, and the king and after the proclamation tliat 
merchants of France and England might cross saf(;ly by land and by sea on 
both sides, without arrest or other hindrance of their goods or ware.", or of the 
bodies of the merchants or mariners \iy reason of the wars lictweeu the said 
king I i;d hi.s subjects, on the one side, and the king and his subjects, on the 

k2 



IAS 



CALENUAU OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



July 23. 
Woodstock. 



July 23. 
Woodstock. 



July 24. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

other, ho soiit a ship of liis ciillcd ' !.<( Ixo.sc ' to Lo Swyiie in Flaiidorrf wiUi 
ccrtiiin wines, trustiii»i in the peaee and piochunation at'orcsaid, and that tlio 
count's men arrested the ship without reasonable cause, and detained it and 
Thomas under arrest, and it was necessary for Tiiomas, before he could have 
release of the ship or of himself, to liud one John de Heile as surety for 
GO/., at which the ship was appraised, to his damage and contrary to the 
form of the proclamation aforesaid, and that although king Philip of France 
ordereil his bailiff of Lisle (Insuleii') to cause the ship and goods to be 
deliveretl to Thomas and to annul the surety aforesaid, if the ship was 
detained for anything else than a deed of w\ar in England, since commissaries 
were about to be deputed by the king of France and the king for the excesses 
and extortions made by the men of their realms dm'ing the war aforesaid, 
who should have powers to ordain concerning these or the like things, as 
appears in the letters patent of the said king in the said merchant's possession, 
which the king has seen, but the aforesaid bailiff has done nothing in the 
matter, as the king is given to understand, wherefore Thomas has besought 
the king to cause him to be provided with a remedy : the king therefore 
requests the count to cause the surety aforesaid to be annulled, and to cause 
justice to be done to the said Thomas, and to cause to be restored to him or 
to his surety anything that may have been levied by reason of the surety, 
as he would wish the king to do for his merchants in the like case, certifying 
the king of his proceedings by his letters and the bearer of the presents. 

Alexander de Ledes, who is summoned as tenant of the lands that 
belonged to Richard de Kymberley, puts in his place Thomas de Knares- 
bu[r]gh and Roger Basset, clerks, to defend the execution of a recognisance 
for 20/. made by Richard in chancery to Matilda Durant. 

The prior of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, acknowledges, for himself and 
convent, that he owes to John de Stanton, clerk, 400/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands, chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Weston, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Mayllechet 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Wyard puts in his place Thomas de Evesham, clerk, to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 20 marks made to him in chancery by 
Thomas de Berdefeld. 

Robert Ingram of Notingham acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Goushill 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Derby. 

Joan, late the wife of Edmund de Passele, acknowledges that she owes to 
Hugh de Turpynton 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her 
lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Joan de Fienles acknowledges that she owes to Nicholas de la Beche, 
knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels 
in CO. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Syward le Swarte of Brackele to the master and 
brethren of St. John's hospital, Brackele, of his right in two messuages 
jointed together in Brackele called ' le Blakehalle,' which formerly belonged 
to Tj.'demann le Swarte and which are situate near the house that Henry 



4 EDVVA.liL» 111. 149 



1330. Membrane 21 d — cont. 

Sorcl held of the master and brethren on the north and the tenement of 
John le Bere on the south. Witnesses: Peter de liurgo of Brackele ; 
William le Riehe of the same; John de Welle of the same; John de 
Wardin<jton ; Roj;er Flekoman of Wliitefeld ; .Stephen Alwold of Syresham ; 
Elias Kesuu of Westhrop ; Kobort Coruewaleys of Kodeston ; John Ic 
Clerk of Brackele. Dated at Brackele, on Monday after the Translation of 
St. Thomas the Martyr, 4 Edward III. 

Mciiiornnduin, that Syward came into chancery at Buckyngham, on 
25 July, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Membrane 2Qd. 

Enrolment of agreement between William de Mayllechet and Sir Thomas 
de Weston, knight, Margaret his wife, and William de Weston, his brother, 
parson of the church of Hockelee, diocese of London, whereby William de 
Mayllechet demises to them the manor of Ileynham, co. Essex, which he 
had of the king's grant for life, to have for the term of his life, rendering 
therefor to him 40 marks yearly, and doing the .services due to the chief 
lords. Witnesses: Sir Ilobert Daspal, Sir John de Claroun, Sir William 
Moigne, Sir William de Cusancia, Sir Thomas Gobyoun, knights; William 
de Cusancia, clerk ; Ileiirv Gernet, John de Dovorr', Benedict de Dyttoti, 
Kobert fuitz William, John de la Donne, Kobert William, John de 
Dakenham. Dated at Wodestock, on Wednesday the feast of St. Mark, 
4 Edward III. 

Memoraudum, that the parties aforesaid came into chancery at Wodestok, 
on 23 July, and acknowledged this deed. 

Membrane 24:d. 

July 29. To him who supplies the place of the justiciary of Ireland. Order to 

Northampton, cause the body of Edmund de Lacy, lately taken and in his custody, to be 

delivered to the men of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, who shall 

bring to him the earl's letters. By p.s. [3807.] 

Aug. 3. Simon do Launshnll, William le Ilnnte, .Tolin le W^aidour, John do 

Northampton. Longevill, Adam de Gotesbrok, Thomas de Staunford, William de Lode- 
lawe, Adam de Naylesworth, John de la Porte, Simon de la Porte, Simon 
de Haddon, William dc Shenesby, John de Stratton, Nicholas Golafre, 
Roger dc Isham, Robert le Si)icer, Robert de Sancto Omero, John son of 
John le Waidour, Robert Ete, Robert de Chaunccux, Henry de la Porte, 
Roger le Saucer, William de Kyvelyngworth, Nicholas le Porter, Augustine 
Wysman, William Elys, Geoffrey de Herlaston, Philip Everard, Pentecost 
de Morton, and Thomas le Moigne acknowledge that they owe to Thomas 
Ace 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William Russel of Stonleye acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Baddeby 50s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Warwick. 

Thomas <le Holbrouk acknowledges that ho owes to Nicholas Shirlok 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land.s and chattels in 
CO. Suffolk. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

July 24. Thoma.s de Saunford acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert Talebot 20/. ; 

Woodstock, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and ehattols in cos. Suffolk 
ami Middlesex. — T!io chaiuoUor received the acknowledgment. 



150 



CALENDAR OF CLOiSE UOLLS. 



1330. 



Aug. 3. 
NorthamptOD. 



Aug. 6. 
Kockingham. 



Aug. 10. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 24</ — co7it. 

Enrolment of grnnt by Hugh do Turpyton, knight, to Robert Cokerel 
of Ireland of 20 marks of rent in the town of Alaynchire in Ireland. 
Witnesses: Sir Robert de Dufforci, Sir Robert Aspal, Sir Thomas de {sic) 
Latymere, Sir John de Bavent, knights; Henry Porchas. Dated at 
Wodostok, on Wednesday after Midsuinmei', 4 Edward III. 

Mimorandum, that Hugh came into chancery at Northampton, on 
3 August, and acknowledged the aforesaid charter. 

To the slieriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to cause proclamation to be 
made prohibiting the holding of tournameuts, etc., and to arrest any 
presuming to do so, certifying the king of their names, as the king learns 
that certain jjersons intend holding tournameuts, etc., in the sheriff's 
bailiwick notwithstanding his late prohibition. By K. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
the octaves of Michaelmas next the demand upon Richard de Pessale and 
Alina his wife for the issues of certain lands in co. Sussex that are of the 
barony of Brembre and which they claim to hold for Alina's life, and which 
the king caused to be taken into his hands for certain reasons, as the king 
lately granted that they should have again and hold the said lands until a 
certain time, on condition of thejr finding security to answer to him at the 
exchequer for the issues thereof in the meantime. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to supersede the demand upon the said 
Richard and Alina for the aforesaid issues for the aforegoing reasons. 

To the abbot of Citeaux and the diffinitores of the chapter-general of the 
order about to be celebrated at Citeaux. The king has sent to them 
manifold prayers that they would grant the paternity or immediate 
superiority of the abbey of Ystrad Marchell {StraiamarceW) in Powys, of 
their order, which is affiliated to the abbey of Whitland {Blanha Landa), 
to the abbot and convent of Bildewas, because the abbey of Whitland is 
situate in Wales and is ruled by the levity of the Welsh, and by the 
negligence and carelessness of the abbots of that place the abbey of Ystrad 
Marchell is so wasted in its goods and possessions, and is reduced as it 
were to nothing, and there is not tfiere regular observance, and because un- 
lawful assemblies to excite contentions and hatred between the English and 
Welsh have been there entered into, as has been many times related ; and 
they committed the superiority to the abbot of Bildewas until they should 
otherwise ordain, being unwilling to prejudice the abbot of Whitland con- 
cerning his right in this behalf, lest a personal offence should redound to 
the damage of his church, as the abbots of Dore and of Thame have in- 
formed the king on behalf of the said abbot and diffinitores : the king, 
considering that this cannot in any way suffice for the reformation of the 
estate of the abbey and that the perils that may arise out of such assemblies 
through the contumacy of the Welsh cannot be thus avoided, requests the 
abbot and diffinitores, duly considering his prayers sent to them so often in 
this connexion, to grant the superiority of the abbey of Ystrad Marchell to 
the said house of Bildewas in perpetual right, since not only crime and 
negligence but also just and reasonable cause demand it, and that they will 
impose perpetual silence concerning this matter upon the abbot of Whitland, 
understanding that the king has this matter so at heart that he can scarcely 
be at peace in his mind until he know that it has been put into effect. 

To the abbot of Citeaux. Like letter, requesting him to assent to the 
transference of the superiority to the house of Bildewas as above. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the abbot of Clairvaux, requesting him 
to urge the aforesaid ?natter before the abbot of Citeaux and the 
diffinitores. 



4 EDWARD 111. 



151 



1330. 
Aug. 10. 
Stamford. 



Membrane 24d — cont. 

To L. bishop of Durham. Order to appoint Ralph de Nevill to array the 
knights, esquires, and all other fenciblc men of the bisliop's liberty, so that 
they be ready to set out against the contrariants and rebels who lately left 
tlie realm, and to survey and ordain that all places on the sea coast within 
that liberty where ships may arrive shall be so kept that peril may not arise 
to the king or his realm by the entry of the said rebels into that liberty, so 
conducting himself in tliis matter that the king may not have reason to 
punish (matcriam capiendi) tiie bishop or his liberty of Durham, as the 
king lately ordered proclamation to be made that all knights and others 
capal)le of bearing arms siiall prepare themselves with horses and arms as 
speedily as possible, so that they shall be ready to set out against the said 
rebels if they invade the realm, and he has appointed certain of his subjects in 
divers counties to cause knights, esquires, and other fencible men in those 
counties to be arrayed, and bring them armed and arrayed to the king or to 
those whom he shall appoint when summoned, to set out against the said 
rebels. The king makes this order in consideration of the perils that may 
arise from the coming of the rebels into the liberty of the bishopric, and 
as the premises cannot be executed by the bishop within the liberty by 
reason of the character (/lonesiatem) of holy church, and he wills that they 
shall be executed by the said Ralph, in whose faithfulness he confides. 
[Fcsdera.] By K. & C. 



Aug. 15. 
Bourne. 



Aug. 16. 
Bourne. 



Aug. 15. 
Bourne. 



Aug. 16. 
Bourne. 



Aug. 18. 
Folkiugham. 



Membrane 23d. 

Richard Murymouth, chaplain, is sent to the abbot and convent of Oseneye 
to receive the pension due from them to one of the king's clerk's by reason 
of the new creation of the abbot. By p.s. [3844.] 

Memorandum, that John de Swynford came into chancery at Brunne, on 
16 August, and acknowledged that Robert de Kelm had satisfied him for 
20/. that Robert acknowledged that he owed to him in chancery in the first 



year of the king's reign, and he prayed that the recognisance may be 
cancelled, and it is not now cancelled because the rolls of the chancery of 
that time are in the Tower of London. 

Richard de Morton, parson of the church of Wercslo, acknowledges that 
he owes to Nicholas son of Thomas Fastolf 500/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Huntingdon. — Henry de 
Edenstowe received the acknowledgment. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause William de Orla.ston and Stephen 
Denet, imprisoned in the sheriff's custody by the king's order, to be brought 
at the sheriff's risk to JSortliampton, there to be delivered to the sheriff of 
Northaniptoii, whom the king has ordered to receive him and to cause him 
to be kept in prison in Northampton castle until further orders. By K. 

To Bartholomew de Burghersh, constal)lc of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports. Order to cau.'^e John Monyng' of Dover to be pursued 
and arrested, and to cause him to bo kept in prison until otherwise ordered. 

By K. 

John de Leicestria acknowledges that he owes to John de Wodehous, 
clerk, 41. ds. id. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Wilts. 



Aug. 6. Brother Leonard do Tibertis, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 

Rockingham. Jeru.salem in Venice, supplying the place in England of the grand-master 

of the Hospital, and brother Thonuis Larchcr, prior of th" Hospital in 

Ki;"ljind. (iiknowlodrr. fcr fli( ni'-o!vr= and th(>ir brethren, that thcv owe to 



152 



CALENDAU OF CLOSE UOLL8. 



1330. 



Aug. 12. 
Bourue. 



Aug. 17. 
Bourne. 



Aug. 18. 
Heckingtou. 

Aug. 19. 
HeckingtoD. 



Aug. 31. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 1. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 3. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 4. 

Clipstone. 



Sept. 6. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 1. 
>«ottingham. 



Membrane Tid — cent. 
liartliolouu'w Rico and Anieotus GryinbaUU of Cliicri (Kerio) 3001. ; to be 
loviv'd, in di't'nult ol" payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said priors acknowledge that they owe to Antoninus Maloselli, 
merchant of (icnoa, 2'6'll. \0s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said priors acknowledge that they owe to Cambinus Fantini Spaigne 
of Florence 200/. ; lo be levied, in default of payment, as above. 

Cancelled on pay mod. 

The said priors acknowledge that they owe to John de Portenariis and 
Acherltus de Portenariis 960/. ; to be levied as above. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Acheritus before the 

chancellor. 

The said priors acknowledge that they owe to John de Oxonia, citizen 
and vintener of London, and Henry de Coumbemartyu, citizen and wool- 
merchaut {lanario) of London, 1,140/. ; to be levied as above. 

The said priors acknowledge that they owe to John de Pulteneye, citizen 
of Loudon, 1,000/. ; to be levied as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Felton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Simon de Bereford, 
knight, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Alan Talbot and William Talbot, parson of the church of Raveneston, 
acknowledge that they owe to Master John Clarel, canon of Lichfield, 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Leicester. 

Thomas de Longevillers, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen 
Isabella 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on j)ayment, acknowledged by Queen Isabella before Thomas 
de Evesham, having power from the chancellor for this purpose. 

Richard Spigurnel acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Stanford, 
clerk, 18*. Ad. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Salop. 

Cancelled on payment. 

"William Crane of Great Glen acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 
Hakelut 100/.; to be levied, in defaidt of payment, of his lands and chattels 
CO. Leicester.— Thomas de Evesham received the acknowledgment. 

John Bisshop of Wymmyngton acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Tettebury 60^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Bedford. 

Hugh son of William de Normanton-on-Trent acknowledges that he owes 
to John son of Hugh son of William de Normanton 100/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. — H. de 
Eden[estowe] received the acknowledgment. 

John son of Ralph de Normanvyll acknowledges that he owes to Ralph 
do Normanvyll 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 



4 EDWABD ill. 



155 



1330. 

Sept. 8. 
NottiDgbnm. 

Sept. 12. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 6. 
Nottiugbiiui. 



Sept. 17. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 12. 
Nottingham. 



Meinbranv 23</ — cunt. 

William Charles, son nntl heir of William Charles, acknowledges th!\t he 
owe.s to liicharil de la Pole, citizen of London, 40/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Robert Pynzoun of Erthburgh acknowledges that he owes to Alan son of 
William Ingram of Eiirgli and John, Alan's son, 40/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

To S. .archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a colloquium and 
treaty at Nottingham on Monday before St. Luke next. By K. 

[licpori on Dignity of Peer, iv. 395.] 

The like to sixteen bishops and nineteen abbots and the prior of St. John 
of Jerusalem in England. [//»/c/.] 

To Thomas, earl of Norfolk, marshal of England. Summons to attend 
the aforesaid treaty. [/i/V/.] 

The like to eight earls and fifty others. \^Ibid.'\ 

Alexander de Cobeldyk, knight, acknowledges that he owes to A dam, abbot 
of Peterborough, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged before Henry de Edenstowe. 

To the bishop of St. Malo (Seintmalou). The king has received 
complaint from AVilliam Arnakli de Vile, citizen of Bayonne, that, after the 
reformation of peace between the king of France and the king, he caused a 
ship of his called ' La Seintberthehneu' to be loaded at Lisbon {Selybon) 
in Portugal with small wares {averio ponderis) and divers merchandise 
bought by him in those parts, in order to take them to Flanders to trade 
there with them, and that Stephen le Coche, master of the ship called ' La 
Seifite Jame,' and Peter le Congre, master of the ship called ' La Jonette,' 
of the bishop's town of St. Malo, with other malefactors of that town in the 
aforesaid ships and in other ships of that town lay in wait for William's ship 
whilst sailing to Flandcirs before the port of St. Matthieu (Sancfo Mat/to) 
near the coast of Britanny, and attacked the mariners in the ship with armed 
power in order to steal and carry away the goods in the ship, and William and 
the mariners of the ship, to avoid sucli robbery and oilier damages and perils, 
fled to the king's city of Bordeaux pursued by the snid malefactors, and there 
unloaded the goods in the ship lest they should perish, whereby William 
altogether lost the profit that he ought to have had from the trading of the 
said goods, to his (lamage of 400 marks ; wherefore he has besought the 
king to provide a remedy : the king therefore requests the bishop to hear 
William ',s complaint, and to cause justice to be done to him for the damages 
and grievances thus inflicted upon him, so that it may not behove the king 
to provide him with another remedy, certifying the king speedily of his 
proceedings herein. 



Aug. IG. 
liourue. 



Membrane 22d. 

To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to supersede until tlie quinzaine of 
Easter next the demand by summons of the excheciuer upon the abbot of 
Cluny in his lands in Tikesore and Manton for I9s. due from him to the 
king for divers reasons. By K. 

Enrolment of release by .John Chardotm, .son of Richard Chardoun, of 
Touecestre, to John I?luiidel of Toncei;stro of his right in a messuage in 
Touecestre near the tenement of Geoft'rey Banuecare and that of Richard le 
Chalouncr, which tenement John Blundel had of the gift of the Hnid Richard 
Chardoun . — Incomplete. 



164 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1830. 

A 11^. U». 
Folkiiigbaui. 



Sept. 10. 
NottiDgbam. 



Sept. 8. 
Xottiiigliaiu. 



Sept. 10. 

Nottingham. 



Sept. 10. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 16. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 12. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 14. 
Folkingham. 



Sept. 15. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 22J — cont. 

To the sheriffs of Loadon. Order to cause the bodies of John Schynkel 
of Flaiidi'is and of his son, imprisoned in their custody, to be brought to 
Wyndesore castle, to be delivered to the constable or to him who supplies 
his place, whom (lie kin<j has ordered to receive them from the sherifls and 
to cause them to be lu>i)t safely until further orders. By p.s. [3848.] 

Robert le Conestable of Flaynburgh, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to -John de Thornton of Beverley, merchant, and John Jurdan of Beverley, 
nuMcliant, 120/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

To Henry de Hambury, lloger Hillary, and Roger Basset. Order to 
supersede entirely the execution of the king's appointment of them by 
letters patent as justices to hear and determine a trespass committed at 
Northfcld upon Joan de Botetourt by brother Wolstan, prior of Worcester, 
and others named in the letters, as the king has caused the appointment to 
be revoked because the letters issued from chancery surreptitiously, contrary 
to the form of the statute of Northampton. By K. 

Roger de Scurveton came before the king, on Monday after the Nativity 
of St. Mary, and sought to replevy to Peter Cok of Ravenserod his land, 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices 
of the Bench against Margaret, late the wife of William atte Brigg of 
Grymesby. This is signified to the justices. 

Master Robert de Gildhouses, executor of the will of Master Thomas de 
Corbrigg, late canon of St. Mary's, Lincoln, puts in his place Thomas 
de Escrik and William de Emeldon, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a 
recognisance for 140/. made to him by William son of William le Clerk of 
Bourton-in-the-Clay in the late king's chancery. 

Richard de Biroun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Carleton and Walter de Craweden, executors of the will of Ralph Paynel, 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to supersede until Michaelmas 
next, and from then until the following Michaelmas, the demand made by 
summons of the exchequer upon William de Feltou, the king's yeoman, for 
76/. 16*. Qd. for the arrears of a rent that he is bound to render for the 
lands that he holds of the king in the towns of Maflfeuwest and Naffreton, 
in that county. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
Easter next the demand upon Richard de Peshale and Alina his wife for 
the issues of the lands in co. Sussex of the barony of Brembre that they 
claim to hold for Alina's life, which lands the king lately caused to be 
taken into his hands and which he afterwards granted they should hold 
until Easter next. By C. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to supersede until St. Hilary next the 
demand by summons of the exchequer upon David de Strabolgy, earl of 
Athole, for 5,000/., which he lately acknowledged that he owed to the king 
in chancery, 1,000/. whereof were to be paid at certain specified terms and 
the remainder at the king's will. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of Lincoln. 

Memorandum, that on Tuesday, 4 September, brother Richard de 
Leycestria, prior of the church of Clerkenwell {de Fonte Clericorum), Lon- 
don, brother Robert Cort, and many other brethren and preceptors of the 



4 EDWARD 111. 166 



1330. Membrane 22d — cont. 

Hospital of St. John of Jerusiilem in England announced to the kinp^ at 
Clipston that brother Thomas Larcher, late prior of the said Hospital, liml 
died, and they presented to the king brother Leonard de Tibertis, promoted 
prior of the Hospital, beseeching the king to admit the said prior, asserting 
that the prior or any other priors of the Hospital had not heretofore done 
any fealty to the king or to his progenitors, and ought not to do fealty ; 
whereupon they were told on the king's behalf that the prior is bound to 
do fealtv to tlie king both by reason of the lands that the prior and brethren 
hold, and by reason of the lands that formerly belonged to the Templars, 
and by reason of the lands of the Hospital, and by reason of the lands that 
they have newly acquired, and that the prior's predecessors have heretofore 
done fealty to the king and to his progenitors. And at length the prior did his 
fealty to the king, under protest that it should not prejudice the Hospital 
in the future. 

Anthony de Marinis puts in his place Anthony Novell' and Bartholomew 
Kicus to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 408/. (J*. 8(/. made to 
him in chancery by the prior of St. Katherine's without Lincoln. 



Membrane 21d. 

Sept. 18. To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the king. 
Nottingham. Order to be at Newerk in the octaves of Michaelmas next with the rolls, 
writs, and other things touching that court (placea), and to hold the said 
pleas there, as the king wills that they shall be at Newerk at the said 
octaves with all their court (placea), and that the pleas shall be held 
there. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive the 
proffer of Houry Faucomberge, sheriff of York, on the morrow of Michael- 
mas, from those whom he shall depute in his place, as he is intending by the 
king's order the making of divers provisions against the king's coming to 
that county, so that he cannot personally be present at the exchequer on 
the said day. By K. 

Sept. 15. To the sheriff of Nottingham, William de Grendon, parson of the 

Nottingham, church of Babworth, has shewn the king that whereas Kalph de Crophill 
lately impleaded him and others before the justices late in eyre in (hat 
county for a trespass, whereof AVilliam was convicted by an inquisition 
upon which he had placed himself, by reason whereof he was committed to 
prison until he should satisfy the king for what pertained to him in this 
behalf and the said Ralph for the damages adjudged to him, William has 
now arramed, by writ returnable before the king in three weeks from 
Michaelmas, a jury of twenty-four knights to convict the jurors of the said 
inquisition, and he has besought the king to cause him to be delivered from 
pri.son pending the jury aforesaid, so that he may prosecute the jury 
according to law : as William has found mainpernors in chancery, to wit 
Ed[mund] de Wasteneys, knight, of co. York, Hugh de Hcrcy, knight, 
Thomas Prat, Thomas de Totewyk, Robert de Burton of AVyrsoj), John de 
Gaytford, William Bras of Blytlie, Thomas de Harworth, Henry de Bolton, 
Berengar de Hareworth, John de Bildowath, and John Blome of Lounde of 
CO. Nottingham, to satisfy the king for what pertains to him and Ralph for 
his damages if the jury go against William or if Williiun do not prosecute 
it, the king orders the sherilf to cause William to bo delivered from pri.son 
by the said mainprise, so that he may jirosecutc (he jury aforc-aid. 



156 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 

Sopt. 18. 
Kottiugliuiu. 



Sept. 23. 

Clipstoue. 

Sept. 12. 
Nottiiigham. 



Sept. U. 
Nottingbam. 



Sept. 23. 
Clipstone. 



Sept. 18. 
Nottingham. 



Membrane 21rf — cont. 

To Ma.stcr Nicholas do Wylo. Onler to come to the king with all spood 
to have coni'croiKO {(olloquiitin) with him upon certain aH'air.s that he has 
at heart. The king strictly prohibits him from going out of the realm to 
parts beyond sea without the king's special licenci3. 

To Master Nicholas do Lodelowe. Whereas the jiope, in contemplation 
of Queen Isabella and of the king, has lately promoted Robert de VVyvill 
bishop of Salisbury, and the king has leudered to Robert the temporalities 
of the l)isho[iric, according to custom, and the bishop is assisting Queen 
Jsibella and the king in directing the all'airs of the realm, and the king is 
informed that Nicholas, having no respect to the lionour of Queen Isabella 
and of the king, has suggested to the pope certain things to the injury of the 
bishop's person and the blackening of his fame, and intends prosecuting 
them, whereby shame and blame may arise to Queen Isabella and the king, 
who have recommended the bishop's person to the pope by their special 
letters : the king, considering that Nicholas ought, by reason of his 
allegiance and because he has obtained divers benefices within the realm, to 
abstain from attempting anything injurious or displeasing to the king in 
any Avay, by reason whereof the king would be compelled to punish 
{capiamifs) him, orders Nicholas to come to him in England speedily to 
inform him concerning the premises. The king forbids his prosecuting or 
attempting anything that may be to the prejudice of Queen Isabella or of 
the king, under pain of forfeiture. 

Robert de "Winnefeld of Asshovre acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Perepount, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
bis lauds and chattels in co. Derby. 

Brother Leonard de Tibertis, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England, acknowledges that he owes to Master Pancius de 
Controno G2o marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said prior acknowledges that he owes to Pulcius de Portinariis and 
Francis de Portinariis 400 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands, chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriif of Northampton. Order to supersede until St. Luke next 
the demand upon William Lovel for AOL, which he acknowledged in the 
late king's exchequer that he owed to Hugh le Despenser^ the younger, and 
which pertains to the king by reason of Hugh's forfeiture. By K. 

The like to the sher-ifE of Norfolk. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to supersede the 
execution of the king's writ of the exchequer to attach John de Lek, parson 
of the church of Humberston near Leicester, by his body, so that he should 
have him before the barons of the exchequer at VVestminster on the 
morrow of Michaelmas to render to the king his account of the issues of 
the lands that belonged to Robert de Holand in cos. Derby and Stafford for 
the time when he had the custody thereof by the late king's commission, 
which writ also ordered him to take into the king's hands in the meantime 
in the name of distress all John's lands, goods and chattels, as John has 
besought the king to provide for his indemnity in this behalf l3ecause he is 
ready to render the said account and do those things that he is bound to do, 
and he has found mainpernors in chancery to have him before the barons on 
the said day, etc., to wit William de Leskon, parson of Ilkeston church, 
Richard de Byngham of Leek, Geoffrey Poutrel of Thurmeton, Richard son 
of John de Leek, and Walter de Mokynton of co. Nottingham. 



4 EDWARD III. 



157 



1330. 

Oc-t. I. 

Poutefiacl. 



Sept. 30. 
Puntefract. 



Sept. 28. 
Pontefract. 



Oct. 1. 

Pontefract. 



Oct. 5. 

Pontefract. 

Sept. 17. 
Nottingham. 



Sept. 16. 
Nottingham. 



Oct. 8. 
Donca.stcr. 



Oct. 4. 
Pontefract. 



Membrane 1\d — cont. 

Robert de Stnnniere came before the king, on Saturday aftt'r SS. Cosmas 
ami Damian last, and soiiglit to replevy to (Jeollrey Stace aud Agnes his 
wife their land in Colesle, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against Roger son of Ro'Tcr de 
Herfbrd. This is signified to the justices. 

Christiana, late the wife of Robert de Bouthum of York, acknowledtyes 
that she owes to Ednuind Crucr 200/.; to be levied, in default of jjayiuent 
of her lands aud chattels in co. York. — Henry de Edenstowe received the 
acknowledgment. 

To Roger I'tlagh, chancellor of Ireland, supplying the place of the 
justiciary of Ireland. Order to be before the king and his council before 
Christmas with the rolls touchin;; the processes at the king's suit before 
Robert against ^Maurice son of Thomas, earl of Esmond (Dosmnn'), and 
those of his household for a deed done in his comi)any, which processes the 
king understands are before Robert, in order to inform the king concerning 
the i)roces.ses, and to supersede in the meantime the execution of the 
processes. By K. & C. 

To Maurice son of Thomas, earl of Esmond (Dosmond'). Order to be 
before the king and his council as above to receive justice conceruino- the 
premises. By K.'a C. 

To John Darcy, John de Hanstede, seneschal of Gascony, and IMaster 
Peter de Galiciano, constable of Bordeaux. Letter of credence in favour 
of Master Arnald de Till[io], king's clerk, to whom the king has explained 
his intentions concerning certain affairs that he has much at heart, which 
are to be explained to them by Arnald by word of mouth. 

Alan Dun and Nicholas Dun of Adewyk acknowledge that they owe to 
Michael de Wath, clerk, 12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York. 

To the count of Foix (Ft/.ri). Letter of credence in favour of Fortena- 
rius de Garbach', to whom the king has cxidained his intentions concernino- 
certain affairs that he has much at heart, Avhich are to be explained to the 
count by Fortenarius by word of mouth. 

To the king of Aragon. Letter of credence in favour of William 
Trussel, the king's secretary, to whom the king has explained his intentions 
concerning certain things that intimately concern him, which are to be 
explained to the king of Aragon by William by word of mouth. The king 
of Aragon is reque.-^ted to write the king by William concernino- these 
things and other things that he may have to prosecute {placitura) before 
the king. 

Vacated, because they vwre restored. 

The like to the queen of Aragon. 

[ Vacated as above-l 

To Reymund Cornell. Like letter of credence, requesting him to execute 
the matters in question. 

[ Vacated as above.] 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause Fnlk le fitz Waryn the son and 
Ivo his brother, who ari; inijjrisoned at Shrew.<bury in tlie sheriff's custody 
to be kept safely and honourably without dure.ss until otherwise ordered. 

By K. 

Robert de Bukton acknowledges that he owes to .Tohn do Wodehous, the 
younger, 100/.; to be levied, in ddault of pnyment, of his lands und 
chattels in co. York. — Thomas de Cotingiiam, clerk, received the acknow- 
ledgment by writ. 



158 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 

Oct. 7. 

DoDcuter. 



Oct. 13. 

Xottiughani. 



Oct. 18. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 19. 

Nottingham. 



June 9. 
Woodstock. 



Oct. 20. 

Nottingham. 



Membrane 20d. 

To the ninyor and bnililT.s of Sonthampton. Order to permit John 
Tnissol and Theobald son of WilliauA Tnissel, who are going to parts 
beyond sea for the expedition of certain oi' tlie king's alfairs by his order, 
to cross the sea from that port. By K. 

The Hke to the keepers of the passage in the port of Dover for William 
TrusseL By K. 

Roger de Okovre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen Isabella 
10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Derby and Stafford. 

John de Chisnale, vicar of the church of Wynquik, diocese of Coventry 
and Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to the prior of St. Oswald's, 
Nostell, 316/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands, chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Jolm de Bilton, knight, puts in his place Thomas de Clif and Henry de 
Ingclby, clerks, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 20/. made by 
him to William de Twyer, knight, in chancery. 

Roger de Bosenlio acknowledges that he owes to Simon de Bereford, 
knight, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

William son of Nicholas de Warrewyk iicknowledges that he owes to 
Roger de Bodenham 28 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

William son of Henry de Weston of Kirkelinton acknowledges that he 
owes to Benedict de Normanton, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

To John de Stonore and his fellows, justices of the Bench. Order to 
hold all pleas that were commenced before Geoffrey le Scrop and his 
fellows, the king's late justices in eyre in co. Northampton, and that could 
not be determined before them in the eyre, which the king ordered Geoffrey 
and his fellows to adjourn before John de Stonore and his fellows. The 
king has ordered Adam de Stangrave, keeper of the rolls and writs of the 
eyre of Northampton, to send the original writs touching the said pleas to 
Peter de Ludyngton, keeper of the rolls and writs of the Bench, so that 
John and his fellows may hold the pleas to be thus adjourned and may 
cau.se j ustice to be done therein. 

To the sheriff of York. Whereas the king's affairs and the affairs of his 
realm have been directed until now to the damage and dishonour of him and 
his realm and to the impoverishment of his people, as he has well perceived 
and as the facts prove, wherefore he has, of his own knowledge and will, 
caused certain persons to be arrested, to wit the earl of La Marche, Sir Oliver 
de Ingham, and Sir Simon de Bereford, who have been principal movers of 
the said affairs, and he wills that all men shall know that he will henceforth 
govern his people according to right and reason, as befits his royal dignity, 
and that the affairs that concern him and the estate of his realm shall be 
directed by the common counsel of the magnates of the realm and in no 
other wise : he therefore enjoins the sheriff to cause this his intention to be 
published throughout his bailiwick, so that all people may fully understand 
it. He also wills that the sheriff shall prohibit any one of whatsoever 
condition he may be occupying lands, goods or chattels, or doing anything 
else to the impairing of the king's peace or to the affray of his people, under 



4 EDWARD in. 



159 



Oct. 19. 

Nottingham. 



Oct. 15. 

Nottin£rham. 



Oct. 24. 

Leicester. 



1330. '^'Membrane 20d — cotit. 

pain of forfeiture of life and limb ; and if any presume to do so, he wills 
that llu'y shall he didy punished therefor according to the laws and usages 
of the realm without shewing favour (desport) to anyone. If the sheriff 
find any doing so, he is to cause them to be arrested without delay, taking 
with him, if need be, the posse of the county, and to cause them to be kept 
safely in prison until otherwise ordered, certifying the king of their names 
from time to time. By K. 

French. [Fccdera.'j 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To John Mautravers, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Essex. Order to cause the park of 
William de Hakford of Waltham Holy Cross, which is within the bounds 
of the forest and has been taken into the king's hands because it is not 
enclosed according to the assize of the Forest, to be replevied to William 
until the coming of the justices for Forest pleas into that county. 

Peter de Kenebell, the king's yeoman, is sent to the prior and brethren 
of the hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate, London, to receive such 
maintenance in that house for life as Robert de la Naperie, deceased, had 
therein by the late king's order. By p.s. [3973.] 

Thomas de Chaworth, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
Sampson and John de Huntyngdon 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Leicester, Nottingham, and 
Derby. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of John de Peito acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of 
Leicester 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
CO. Warwick. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Britannia, earl of Richmond, to have respite until Whitsuntide for all the 
debts due from him to the exchequer. By K. 

The like to the sheriff of York. 

To John de Ilouton, cscheator beyond Trent. Order to cause the 
aforesaid earl to have respite until Whitsuntide next for the homage due 
from him to the king for the lands that he holds of the king in England. 

ByK. 

The like to Robert Selyraan, cscheator this side Trent. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause proclamation to be made in 
all sea-ports and pl.«ewhere where he .shall see fit prohibiting any merchant 
or other from taking any corn out of the realm secretly or openly without 
the king's special licence, under pain of forfeiture, and to arrest and detain 
until further orders the corn of any one found doing so, certifying the king 
of their names, etc., as the king is given to understand that certain 
merchants and others cau.'^e corn to be taken out of his realm to parts 
beyond sea for sale, by reason whereof corn is sold more dearly in the 
realm. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

Oct. 2o. To Robert de Ardem and his feliow.s, justices in eyre in co. Bedford. 

Leicester. Order to adjourn (confinitrfis) until the next parliament all indictments 
and other things l)eforp tlicm touching .John, prior of Dunstaplc, brothers 
John de Adyngton, William de Bohun, Walter do Empyngham, .Tohn de 
Chedindon, Ifenry de Mer.ston, Roger Cok, John 1(> Vi.sshcro, Ilonry de 
Ardern, and John de Sancto Albano, fellow-canons of the .'^aid prior, and 



Oct. 27. 
Leicester. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Membrane 20d — co7it. 

brollior RichanI ilo PuUokcsluill, lay-hrotlicr (cofirersus) of that house, 
siiporsivliiiLij in tho mciiiitiino tho cxt.'cntion of the indictments and other 
things thus touching them. By C. 

To tho slioriH' of Bedford. Order to supersede the execution of all writs 
to take the said prior and the others by reason of the indictments afore- 
said. By C. 

Master Robert de Cantuaria, clerk, puts in his place Philip le Warner to 
prosecute tho execution of a recognisance for 66 marks made to him by 
William dc Orla-stone in the late king's chancery. 

The aforesaid Robert puts the said Philip in his place to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 66 marks made to him by the aforesaid 
William in chancery. 



Membrane 19d. 

Oct. IG. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to take William de Grendon, 

Nottingham, parson of the church of Balworth, and to cause him to be kept safely in 
prison until he have satisfied the king for what pertains to him for a 
trespass upon Ralph de Crophill and until he have satisfied Ralph for the 
damages adjudged to him, notwithstanding the king's late order to release 
him from prison [as at j^age 155 above'], as the king learns from Ralph's 
complaint that William has been released from prison by virtue of the said 
order, and that the execution of the judgment in the premises has been 
delayed, wherefore he has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

Oct. 23. To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament to be 

Leicester, holden at Westminster on Monday after St. Katherine next, as the king has 
ordained, with the counsel and assent of the prelates and magnates assisting 
him, to hold a parliament then because he desires that the estate and 
government of his realm shall be reformed according to the requirements of 
law and reason, the bishop being, no doubt, aware of how the matters 
touching the king and his realm after his accession have been hitherto 
conducted to the king's damage and to the shame and impoverishment of 
his people. The king has upon this occasion, by the assent of the prelates 
and magnates, shortened the day of summons of the parliament by reason of 
Iiis great desire that the affairs touching the estate of the realm shall be 
hap[)ily disposed, and he wills that this abridgment of notice shall not 
prejudice any one or be drawn into a precedent {in consequentiam). The 
archbishop is ordered to summon the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, 
and the archdeacons of his diocese to be present at the said day and place, 
and the chapter of the said church and the clergy of his diocese to attend 
by their proctors. By K. & C. 

[Report on Dignity of Peer, iv. 397.] 

The like to the archbishop of York and nineteen bishops. [Ibid.'] 

To the abbot of St, Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
aforesaid parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to twenty-six abbots, two priors, and the prior of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England. [Ibid.] 

To Thomas, earl of Norfolk, marshal of England. Summons to attend 
the aforesaid parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to eight earls and forty -seven others. [Ibid.] 

To tlie sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause two knights of that 
sliire, two citizens of every city and two burgesses from every borough of 
tliat county to be chosen to attend the aforesaid parliament. [Ibid.] 



4 EDWARD 111. 



Kil 



1330. Membrane 10c? — cont. 

The like to all tbe sheriffs of Enghmd. [Ibid.] 

To Bartholomew de Burghersh, ooustiible of Dovei' castle and warden of 
the Cinque Port?, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cau^e two 
barons from each of the said ports to be chosen to attend the aforesaid 
parliament. [/4jV/.] 

To Robert de "Wodehous, archdeacon of Richmond, the king's treasurer. 
Summons to be present at the said day, to treat with others of the king's 
council. [/&/</.] 

The like to eight others, [/ijrf.J 



Oct. 24. 
Leicester. 



Membrane \Sd. 

Oct. 22. To the sheriff of "Warwick. Order to supersede the king's order to exact 

Leicester. John Pecche in his county [court] if he did not appear, and to arrest and 
imprison him if he did, so that he should have his body before Robert de 
Prestbiry, Richard dc Haukeslowe, and John de Peyto, the king's justices 
appointed to hear and determine certain trespasses committed upon Thomas 
Bluuncfront in that county at Arewe on Monday after St. Peter in 
Cathedra, to answer to Thomas for the trespasses aforesaid, as John Pecche 
has come into chancery and has found mainpernors to have him before the 
justices on the said day, to wit Thomas de Multon of Frauukton, knight, of 
CO. Lincoln, Robert de Wykham of co. Warwick, John de Twycros of 
CO. Leicester, and Thomas le Rous of co. Stafford. 

To the same. Like order conccrnins Thomas le Rous, as he has come into 
chancery and has found mainpernors for the aforesaid purpose, to wit John 
Pecche, knight, of co. Warwick, Roger de Hecur' of co. Stafford, Roger 
Huct of the same county, and Edmund de Pecche of co. AVarwick. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to relea.se William de Orlaston and 
Stephen Donet from prison, wherein they are detained because they are 
charged with adhering to Edmund, late earl of Kent, as they have found 
niainpernors in chancery to have them before the king in his council in the 
parliament summoned to meet at Westminster to answer for the said 
adhesion, to wit Robert de Walkefare, knight, of co. Suffolk, and IJoger de 
Reyham, William de Swanton, and William Colkyn of that county. 

Adam de Castro, who has long served the king, is .sent to the abl)ot and 
convent of Abyudon to receive such maintenance from their house for life 
as Richard Bigore, deceased, had therein at the late king's request. 

By p.s. [4021.] 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that all who wit^h to complain of oppressions, hardships, or other grievances 
suffered by ihem against right and the law,>; and usages of the realm shall 
come to Westminster at the next parliament, and shall there shew their 
complaints to the king or to those whom he shall cause to be deputed for 
this purpose, v lien the king will cause suitable and speedy remedy to be 
done wherewith they ought to be .'satisfied, as the king undersland.'* that 
divers oppiessions and hard.'^hips have been inflicted upon many men of his 
realm by certain iier.<:ons who have been his ministers in divers offices, and 
by certain magnates of his realm, both his councillors and othcr.«, during 
the time when his affairs were directed, liy reason of his tender age, by 
certain men, to his damage and dishonour, which matters he will no longer 
suffer, and he has great desire that all things shall be put into due estate, 
and that wrongs and misprisions shall be redressed. Moreover, as hereto- 
fore certain of the kniglits who crme to parliaments for the communities 

90482. h 



Oct. 30. 
Woodstock. 



Nov. 3. 
Woodstock. 



162 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 -jj^Q Membrane \'6d — cont, 

of the counties luivo been men of alliances (covcigne) and maintainers of 
false suits, and liave not suffered the good men to shew the grievances 
of the coujuion people, or the matters that ought to have been redressed in 
parliament, to the great damage of the king and his people, the king orders 
iinil charges the sheriff to cause to be chosen by the common assent of his 
county two of the most loyal and sufficient knights or Serjeants of the 
county, who shall not be suspected of evil alliance or as common main- 
tainers of parties^ to be at the said parliament, according to the form of the 
king's order that the sheriff has concerning this. By K. 

[Fa'dcra.l 

'J'he like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.'] 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Whereas the king understands that the men 
of the town of Dunwich {Donewici) and the men of the town of Wol- 
berdeswyk have inflicted damages upon each other by reason of the disputes 
between them, and that they with arms — Incomplete. 

[ Cancelled.] 

Nov. 8. John le Spenser of Blebury, son of Richard le Foughler, acknowledges 

Marlborough, that he owes to William Umfray of Blebury 20/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Enrolment of agreement made, on Sunday the feast of St. Martin, 
4 Edward III. between Hugh de Hastynges and Margery his wife, sister 
and co-heiress of Richard Folyot, by the assent and will of lady Isabella de 
Hastynges, Hugh's mother, on the one part, and John de Cammoys and 
Margaret his wife, sister and the other heiress of the said Richard, by the 
assent and will of Sir Ralph de Cammoys, John's father, on the other part, 
that purparty of the inheritance that descended to them by Richard's death 
shall be made in this manner, to wit that Elsnynge, with the advowson of 
the church of the same, the town of Wesenham, co. Norfolk, Norton, with 
the advowson of the chapel of the manor, and Fenwyk, co. York, Grymston, 
CO. Nottingham, and all appurtenances of the said manors, and the advow- 
sons of the churches of Smythetou and Bruselee shall be assigned to the 
purparty of Margery, and that Gressenhale, with the advowson of the 
church of that town, and Lexham, co. Norfolk, Cousby and Moselee, 
CO. York, and all appurtenances of the said manors, and 60*. of yearly rent 
in Rrantyngham, and 40*. of yearly rent in the said manor of Wesenham, 
and the advowsons of the church of Stanfeld, the chapel of Rougholm in 
Gressenhale, and of the abbey of Wentlynge shall be assigned to be 
purparty of the said Margaret, so that the fees of the inheritance that are 
not now divided and all other things that descend to them from Richard that 
are not comprised in those before named shall remain in common until they 
can conveniently make purparty thereof. Witnesses : Master Henry de 
Clif; Sir John de Stonore ; Sir Richard de Wileby ; Sir Ralph de 
Bockynge ; Richard de Dupham ; Edmund de Lexham ; Edmund Dayte. 
Dated at London as above. French. 

Nov. 13. Roger de Pykeryng' acknowledges that he owes to John de Pulteneye, 

Clarendou. citizen of London, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Walter de Nanton acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert son of Gilbert 
Pecche, knight, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Suffolk. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to supersede the demand upon 
Edmund Peverel, kinsman and heir of Walter de Langeton, late bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, for 30/. 19*. 2d. for the price of divers goods and 
chattels received from Walter de Goddyng in the manor of Walton, and for 
10/. received Ly the bishop when he was keeper of the wardrobe of 



Nov. 7. 
Abingdon. 



4 EDWARD III. 



1(J3 



1330. Membrane ISd—coat. 

Edward I. from Adum le Rous of Donestaplc, upon Edmund's finding 
security to answer to the king for tlie^e sunis at tho sherifFs next proller 
unless he can shew that he ought to be discharged thereof, as lie asserts 
that the Ijis^hnp satisfied the late king for tluso suma, a3 may bo found by 
the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and by other evidences io 
Edmund's possession. 

Nov. 14. "William son of John Peyforer of Lyndestede acknowledges that he owes 

Clarendon, to William de la Hide of Soutbami)ton 40/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

John son of John le Causeys of Ovyng acknowledges that he owes to 
John Baillol 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Xov. 14. William de Ilynton Martel, * barber,* acknowledges that he owes to 

Clarendon. Thomas de Bagheworth 4/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co.- Surrey. 

Baldwin de Fryvill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry 
de Clif, clerk, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Warwick. 

William le Tollere of Waynflet acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Bifeld, clerk, 24.y. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

William de Repynghale of Kirkeby puts in his place Robert de Kirkeby 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 60.y. made to him in tho 

late king's chancery by Thomas Bisshop of Greiby. 



Membrane 17 d. 

Asselinus Simoneti of Luca puts in his place Byndus de Gyle of Florencft 

to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 800 marks made to him in 

chancery by brother Thomas Larchier, prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England. 

'Nor. 18. Alice, late the wife of Roger de Moeles, puts in her place William de 

Clarendon. Emeldon, clerk, and Thomas de Crauthorn to defend the execution of a 
recognisance for 1,000/. made to William de Cheyny by her in chanceiy . 

The aforesaid Alice puts in her place the said William and Thomas to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 200 marks made to her in 
chancery by William de Cheyny. 

Rober Pinzoun of Burgh puts in his place John de Langeton and William 
de Burgh to defend the execution of a recognisance for 40/. made by him 
in chancery to Alan son of William Ingram of Burgh and to John his son. 

Joan, late the wife of Richard Sifirwast, tenant in chief of the king, puts 
in her place John de Hereford to demand and receive her dower in 
chancery. 

Nov. 26. James Husee of Cammcl acknowledges that he owes to Ma.ster 8tei)heu 

Wffctminster. Tryple, parson of the church of West Canimel, 10 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Nov. 27. John le .Toevene of Humbrichesho acknowledges that he owe.s to Walter 

WfstmiDster. le Bever, citizen and fisiimongor of London, 100 marks ; to bo levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Kent, Bedford, and 
Hertford. 

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



I-A'MX 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster 



Nov. 27. 
Westminster. 



Mcmhra7ic \ld — cont. 
.Tolni TTiisc, lord of Flyntliain, !icknowlo(lo;os that lie owes to Uich.ard do 
Codviif^e 100/. ; to be "levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Bartholomew de Richo, merchant of Chieri, who is going to parts beyond 
sea for the exercise of his merchandise, puts in his place Amiotus 
Grimbaldi, merchant of Chieri, for two years in all pleas and actions for or 
a"-ainst him in all courts, and to pro.secute the execution of recognisances 
made to him, and to make acciuittances therefor, and to cause the recogni- 
sances to be annulled. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to receive the records and pro- 
cesses of all pleas begun and not pleaded through before the justices last in 
eyre in co. Bedford and adjourned before the justices of the Bench, and to 
cause to be done therein Avhat ought to be done of right and according to 
the law and custom of the realm. 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster. 



To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to come to the king in the 
parliament on Thursday next and upon other days upon which parliament 
shall be held, as the king is informed that the archbishop has deferred 
coming to the parliament by reason of the presence of the archbishop of 
York. The king makes this order in consideration of the ordinance made 
by the late king in his parliament at York concerning the attendance of the 
two archbishops at parliaments, which the king wills shall be observed. If 
the archbishop do not come to the parliament, and the king's affairs be 
delayed through his absence, the king informs him that he will be unable to 
refrain from causing a suitable remedy to be provided by the counsel of his 
magnates. By K. and the whole C. 

Nov. 30. William de Lucy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 

Westminster. Staunton, knight, 80 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lauds and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Reginald de Pavilly, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Mokkyng of London, fishmonger, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas Spirling of AVesthamme acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Oxonia of London, ' vineter,' 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Sarah, late the wife of John de Patemer, knight, acknowledges that she 
owes lo Robert son of Bartholomew Houel 100s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment^ achnoivledged by Robert before Michael de 
Wath. 

Thomas de Grobbyndane acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Cobeham 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

Robert de Lenne acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Lenne 10/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of 
London. 

Robert de N"apton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger le Hunte 
of Covyntre 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Warwick. 



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165 



1330. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 2. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 3. 

Westminster. 



Membrane \7d — ronf. 

Ili'iiry Trtnclaril [)uts in his place Thouias de Thorp and John Pensfon 
to prosecuti' the execution of a reco«^nisance for 100/. made to him by 
Richard de Bourn in chancery. 

"Williaii de Balsham, prior of Farlegh, acknowledges that he owes to 
Nicholas Sperlynjj of ^Ve^tcn 100 marks; to he levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on pat/ment. 

Ralph de Bodond acknowledges that he owes to John de Harnhani and 
John Frannceys, executors of the will of "Robert le Chaumberleyn, 
19/. It)*. 7if/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in COS. Wilts and Bedford. 

Robert de Wyvyll, bishop of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Richard de Stretton, Master Thomas de Bocton, Master William de 
Lubbenham, Master Robert de Worth, Hugh de Knossyngton, and Joiiu de 
Wynterburn, executors of the will of Roger de Martivall, late bishop of 
Sali.sbury, 673/. 10s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Wilts. 

The said bishop acknowledges that he owes to the dean and chapter of 
St Mary's, Salisbury, 62/. 2*. 6d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, as 
above. 

Walter de Hemelhamstede and Innocent Giffard acknowledge that they 
owe lo Thomas de Weston 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

William de Nevill, parson of the church of Walcsby, acknowledges that 
he owes to Henry de Sibthnrp 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

To the t-heriff of Northampton. Whereas the king learns tliat .John 
Mautravers, Thomas de Gurneye, John Wyard, and William de Exon[ia], 
late constable of Walyngford castle, John Deveroill, and William de Ocle, 
who are charged Avith divers offences in this realm, propose leaving the 
realm secretly, and divers evils may arise through their malice, the king 
orders the sheiiff to cause all seaports and other places in his bailiwick 
where ships arrive, and where there is passage of ships, to be .so kept that 
the said men may not pass out of the realm from his bailiwick, and to take 
them and to cause them to be brought to the king. By K. & C. 

[^I^cedcra.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the port of Favershani. Like order. [Ibid.] 

The like to the mayors and bailiffs of the following ports : 
Dover. Hasty ng'. 

La Rye. Wynchelse. 

Rome u hale. La Hethe. [Ibid.] 

Ipswich. 



Nov. 4. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane IQd. 

Nicholas dc Metham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the prior of 
St. O.swald's, Nostell, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. — Thomas de Bauniburgh received the recognisance 
by writ. 

William de Cheyny puts in his place William dc Cherloton and John dc 
Briggrwatf 1-, rlrrk, tn prn.cerutc the execution of a recogni.-^ance for 1000/. 
made to him in cbaucery by Alice, late the wife of Roger de Modes. 



ICO CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



;];^3() Membra?ie \G(I — cont. 

Oi'i. 23- To tht! tivasuier and l)arous of the t'XclKHHior. Order to respite until the 

Leicester. qiiiiiziiinc of J<]astcr lU'xt the dcinaiid upon Roger de Bolegrave for tlie 
account due Iroui him to the exchequer for the time when he had the custody 
of the hinds that belonged to Stephen de Segrave, tenant in chief of the late 
king, by commission of the late king's exchecjuer, as ho cannot attend to 
rendering the account by reason of certain of the king's affairs wherewith 
ho is charged. 

Nov. 27. John le Taillour of Bedene acknowledges that he owes to John son of 

Westminster. John I-oveday 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Berks. 

John son of Henry de Legh of Crukerne acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Middeluye 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Walter Palerlyng' puts in his place Robert de Kirkeby, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20/. made to him in chancery 
by Thomas Jordan of London. 

Oct. 13. To Robert de Malberlhorp, Robert de Thorp, and Robert de Scorburgh. 

Leicester. Order to proceed with the pleas in the eyre for common pleas in co. Derby 
notwithstanding the absence of William de Herle, whom the king appointed 
with them his justice to hold the said pleas, as the king has now ordered 
William to be present at the parliament summoned at Westminster on 
Monday after St. Katheriue next, and he does not wish that the pleas 
aforesaid shall be retarded thereby. 

Nov. 29. John Darcy ' le cosyn ' and William de Fynchesden acknowledge that 

Westminster, they owe to Henry Darcy of London, ' draper,' 26/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln and York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother Guy, jirior of Castelacre, acknowledges, for himself and convent, 
that they owe to Henry Darcy of London, ' draper,' 52/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

Memorandum^ that Henry, bishop of Lincoln, the chancellor, on Wednesday 
before St. Andrew, 28 November, delivered to the king his great seal in a bag 
sealed with the seals of Master Henry de Clif and Sir Henry de Edenestowe, 
clerks, in the king's chamber in his palace at Westminster, where the king's 
parliament was summoned, in the presence of Sir William de Monte Acuto, 
Sir William de Clynton, Sir Robert de Ufford, and others, and the king 
received the seal from the bishop and delivered it to John, bishop of Win- 
chester, who leceived it from the king, after taking the oath to execute the 
office of chancellor faithfully, and caused it to be carried with him to his 
lodging in Suthwerk, and on the morrow caused ordinary writs {de cursxC) 
to be sealed with it at Westminster at the marble stone. \_F(sdera.'\ 

Nov. 28. To Robert de Ardern. Order not to intermeddle with the holding of corn- 

Westminster, raon pleas and other pleas of the crown in co. Bedford, notwithstanding the 
king's late appointment of him as chief justice to make eyre with others to 
hold the said pleas, as the king wills that Robert shall not henceforth intend 
the holding of the said pleas. By K. vS: C. 

To John de Cantebrigge. Order to hold the said pleas, etc., with the 
others appointed with him without awaiting the presence of the said 
Robert, for the reason stated above. By K. & C. 

Dec. 5. Herbert Pouger, clerk, and Hugh son of Hugh Pouger acknowledge that 

Westminster, they owe to Richard de Wylughby, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 



4 EDWARD III. 167 



1330. Membrane \Qd—cont. 

John Vaune, parson of the church of Fonlel, diocese of Salishury, 
acknowKnlges that he owes to Hugh do Patrynton, parson of the church 
of "\V}dehay, dioccj^e of Winchester, 46*. Hd.; to he levied, iu default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Dec. 7. Richard Dance acknowledges that he owes to William son of Wariny, 

Westminster, knight, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. AVilts. 

Alice, late the wife of George atte Castell, acknowledges that she owes to 
Tiiomas de Pulteiieye and AVilliam Erneys of Sowe 24/. ; to bu levied, in 
default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

The prior of Motes Fountton acknowledges, for himself and convent, that 
lieowes to A.sselinus Simonetti of Lucaand Bindus (Binde) Gcle of Florence 
30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesi- 
astical goods in CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Matilda de Ansty puts in her place Henry de Chaveryngworth of London, 
fishmougor (piscaforem), to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 
60*. made to her in chancery by Henry atte Hulle of Oxaye. 

Henry de Valoignes, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Stephen 
Donet 71. Ss. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

Nicholas de Cottele acknowledges that he owes to Ed. de Malyns 20/.: 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Roger de Lambeleye, parson of the church of N'orthyevele, acknowledges 
that he owes to Roger de Gildesburgh, clerk, 100«. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Dec. 8. Reginald de Pavely acknowledges that lie owes to John de Sancto 

Westminster. Philberto 220 marks ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lauds and 
chattels in co. Wilts. 

, Philip de la Beche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Mauduyt, 
knight, 2()/. ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Wilts and Berks. 

Thomas de Ketringham acknowledges that he owes to John de SufFord 
20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Kent. 

John de Liboun, clerk, William de Seynak, clerk, and John de Brokas 
acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Hradcston 120/.; to be levied, in 
default ol" payment, of their lands and chattels iu cos. Southampton, Dorset, 
and Berk.". 

Brother Robert, abbot of Bruern (Bruera), acknowledges, for himself and 
convent, that he owes to John Pinceaquile, citizen of London, 100 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. Oxford. 

Dec. 9. John de Spanneby, parson of the church of Suthikham, dioce.«e of Lincoln, 

Westminster, acknowledges that he owes to William le Latymer, lord of Dauby, 200 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his hinds and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. Lincoln. 

James son of Richard Grosart of Bourton near Buckingham acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Cround)welle 50/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 



IGS 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Membrane 16<^/ — coni. 

Olivei' til' liim-liaui !ickni)\vleilg('s tliat lie owes to Henry de Ferrariia 
400 iniirks ; to bo Icvit'd, in deiiuilt of payment, of his lands and chaltels 
in CO. Norfolk. 

Cancellt'd on payment. 

H. bishop of St. Davids, Master David Fraiinceys, and VValter del Hull, 

executors of the will of David Martyn, late bishop of St. Davids, put in 

their place Thomas de Cotyngliam and Walter Power, clerks, to prosecut'i 
the execution of a recognisance for 100/. made to the said David Martyn by 
Robert son of Oliver Punchardon. 

John de Bello Campo of Somersete, the elder, acknowledges that he owes 
to Master Robert de Stratford, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry de Burgherssli, bishop of Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas Wake, lord of Lydel, 2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln and Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Dec. 10. James sou of Richard Grosset of Bourton near Buckingham acknowledges 

■Westminster, that he owes to Ralph de Seynlitz, parson of the church of Radeclyve, 50/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buck- 
ingham. 

Ralph de Camoys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de 
Wedergrave, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Dec. 7. 
Westminster. 



1331. 

Jan. 16. 

Westminster. 



1330. 

Dec. 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15c?. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to permit Roger Turtle of 
Bristol to take to Ireland fi'om ports in the sheriff's bailiwick 500 quarters 
of corn of any sort, notwithstanding the king's late order to prohibit the 
taking of corn out of the realm without special licence, as the king, compas- 
sionating the estate of the people of Ireland, where there is great dearness 
of corn, has granted licence to Richard to take 1000 quarters of corn out of 
the realm to that land. The sheriff" is to take security from Richard that 
the corn shall be taken to Ireland and nowhere else. The king has ordered 
the sheriff' of Gloucester to permit Richard to take the remaining 500 quar- 
ters out of his bailiwick. By K. 

To the sheriff" of Gloucester. Like order to permit John Fraunceys, the 
younger, and Nicholas de Odecoumbe to take 300 quarters of corn to 
Ireland, the king having granted them licence to take 400 quarters of corn 
thither. The king has ordered the sheriff of Somerset to permit them to 
take the remaining 100 quarters out of his bailiwick. By K. 

The prior of Bermundeseye acknowledges, for himself and convent, that 
he owes to John de Lenton, clerk, Thomas de Eyton, and Henry atteWode, 
executors of the will of Geoffrey de Eyton, 120/.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in cos. Essex and 
Sussex. 



4 EDWARD 111. 



169 



1330. Membrane lo</ — cont. 

Riclianl son of Gilbert Talbot nckiiowledces that he owes to Rich. ml (le 
Berkynge, merchant of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in cos. Oxford, Hertford, and Essex. 

Ro^er de Swynnerton acknowledges that he owes to Robei't de Sape, 
knight, 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Stafford. 

Robert de Swalclyve of London acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
Rykemap, merchant of Florence, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in cos. London and Middlesex. 

Richard de Berkyng', citizen and skinner of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Peter de Fauelor' 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in cos. Essex and Loudon. 

Dec. 15. William le Latymer, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Simon Rote 

Westminster, of London, skinner (pcle/er), 74/. ; to be levied, in default of p'lymeut, of 
bis lands and chattels in cos. York and Surrey. 

Cancelled on j}ai/}uent, 

John de PateshuU acknowledges that he owes to John de Faucomberjre 
600/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Fauconiberge acknowledges that he owes to John de PateshuU 
4,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

John de Farendon, parson of the church of Adderdeleye, diocese of 
Coventry and Lichfield, acknowledges that lie owes to Master Tliomas do 
Garton 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry, bishop of Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Wako 
of Lidel 1000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

Robert Berneys acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Rodcnej'e 61/.; 
to be levie<l, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Henry de Burghers.^h, bishop of Lincoln, and Bartholomew de Burgherssh 
acknowledge that they owe to Thomas Wake, lord of Lidel, 1,000 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln 
and Kent. 

Dec. 15. Geoffrey de Warbliuton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Heniy, 

Westminster, earl of Lancaster, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Roger de P]lmerst acknowledges that ho owes to .John son of William de 
Insula lOO*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

Hugh de Northburgh and John Deveroys acknowledge that they owe to 
Roger de Swynnerton, the elder, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lauds and chattels in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Dec. 14. Baldwin Polayn acknowledires that ho owes to Waiter d(> Sallyng 

Wt-Btmiueter. 2(K) marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hi.« lands and chattels in 
to. BedfoKl. 



170 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Membrane I5d — cont. 

Waltor lie Sallynj;' nckuowlodges that he owes to BaMwin Pt)layn 80/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on poi/mcnt. 

John Scrip, parson of the church of Lodcnham, diocese of Canterbury, 
acknowledges that he owes to AVilliam de ThefFoni, chaplain, 5 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Kent. 

Master Jolin de Hampton, parson of the church of Candevre, diocese of 
Winchester, acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry de Clif 4 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Peter de la Hoose, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Mauduyt, 
knight, lOZ. \s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Wilts. 

Walter de Stratton acknowledges that he owes to Peter Colswayn 1,000/ ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Wilts 
and Northampton. 

Nicholas de Hugate pnts in his plaee Robert de Sprotle, clerk, to prosecute 
and defend his right in a prebend in the king's free chapel of Wolverhampton, 
by the king's collation. 

John de Grodesfeld acknowledges that he owes to William de Fulham and 
"Westminster. Stephen de Condnctu 9/. 135. 4c?.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 



Dec. 16. 
Westminster 



Dec. 18. 



Membrane I4d. 

Dec. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Whereas it is contained amongst certain liberties granted by Edward I. by 
his charter, which the king has confirmed, to the merchant vinteners of the 
duchy [of Aquitaine] that the king should not make any prise of their wines 
for any necessity against their will, and should not suffer such prises to be 
made, without payment being made to them immediately according to the 
price at which they might sell the wines to others, or without their receiving 
such other satisfaction as should content them, and the king now learns 
from the complaint of certain merchants of that land that Richard de la 
Pole, his butler, took some time since 208 tuns of their wine for the king's 
use, to wit at London 120 tuns, at Southampton 76 tuns, and in Bristol 
12 tuns, the price whereof is 62-1/. 6*. 9^d., as appears by the bills made to 
them by Richard, and the king afterwards ordered the treasurer, barons, and 
chamberlains by divers writs of privy seal to cause payment to be made to 
the said merchants, but they have not yet received any payment, wherefore 
they have besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders 
the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to receive and examine the bills that 
the said merchants have from Richard for the wines, and to cause the sums 
of money therein contained to be paid to the merchants. 

Dec. 10. Simon Perepount, knight, acknowledges that he OAves to John, bishop of 

■Westminster. Ely, 2,000/ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Suffolk. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged before Henry de Edenstotve. 

Simon Perepount acknowledges that he owes to William de Calthorp, 
knight, 2,000/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Sussex. 



4 EDWARD III. 



171 



1330. Membrane \Ad — cont. 

William fie Calthorp, knight, iickiiowledpe^ tliiit he owes to Simon de 
Perepouat, knight, 2,000/. ; to be Icvietl, in default of payment, of his luuda 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Memuranditin, that the ptovcss made upon this recognisance remains on 
the ^/iles of chancer// amongst the /ting's icrits of the 'I'dth year of his 
reign. 

William de Reppes, parson of the church of Dynyeton, puts in his place 

Ed. de Ilerlethorp of Bubvvyth to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 

for 20/. made to him in chancery by Richard de Amuudevill. 

Hugh Sampson puts in his place David de Wollovre and John de Askhara, 
clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100/. made to him in 
chancery by Richard de Sutton, and of another for IG/. made to him by 
Robert de Neuburgli, knight. 

Dec. 12. Alexander de Cobeldyk acknowledges that he owes to Ranulph de Dacre 

Westminster. 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Ralpli de Camays, knight, and Thomas his son acknowledge that they owe 
to Ralph de Upton, Richard de Rerkyiigge, and John de Somersham, 
citizens and drapers of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Ryngwod, parson of the church of Saltwnd, puts in his place 

Henry de Ingelby, clerk, and Richard Elyot, barber, of London, to prose- 

r- cute the execution of a recognisance for 80/. made to him in the late king's 

chancery by Robert Sely of London. 

The said John puts in his place the aforesaid Henry and Richard to prose^ 
cute the execution of a recognisance for 15/. 12*. Of/., made to him by 
Richard de Notyngham, ' cordewaner,' of London in the late king's 
chancery. 

Richard Clappe, parson of the church of Westdcne, puts iu his place 
Thomas Je Clif and Henry de Ingelby, clerks, to prosecute the execution of 
a recognisance for 100 marks made to him in the late king's chancery l)y 
Edmund de Kendale, and of another recognisance for 100 marks made to 
him in the late king's chancery by Nicholas de la Beche. 

Dec. 10. To Henry le Scrop and his fellows, justices appointed to hear pleas before 

Westminster, the king. Order to supersede entirely the holding of the plea wherein 
J. bishop of Winchester is impleaded before them at the king's suit for 
eloigning himself without the king's licence and against his inhibition in the 
parliament lately held at New Sarum, as the king wills that the bishop 
shall not be molested for this reason. 

Dec. 16. Dionisia, late the wife of William de Sauiiby of Est Marcham, acknow- 

Westminster. ledges that she owes to Peter le Foon of Little Marcham 36/. 

Thomas, abbot of Bordesleye, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
Sperlyng of West Ilamnie 18/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of liis 
lands and chattels in co. Worcester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Joha son of Geoffrey de Heneye acknowledges that he owes to John do 
Hothum, bishop of Ely, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Roger de Bernors acknowledges that ho owes to John de Stonore, knight. 
f)b marks ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of liis lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 



172 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



0.t 7. 

Nottingliaui. 



Dec. 19. 

Westmiuster. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 14f/ — cont 

lIcMiiv do Atlicrton, Willisun Proe, Richard Engehvodo, John de Tnrtrn, 
Alfxniidor ' tho XayU'i-,' and Robert son of Iliche acknowledge that they 
owe to Master John de Rk'biiry 14 marks; to be levied, in deCanlt of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. — Henry de llaydok, 
clerk, received (he acknowledgment by wiit. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Pynynton, Adam de Pynynton, and Richard de Bradeshagh 
of P>nvnton acknowledge that they owe to Master John de Blebury 
7 marks (S.v. 8f/. ; to be levied, in <lei'aidt of payment, of their lamls and 
chaitels in co. Lancaster. — Henry de Haydok received the acknowledgment 
as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Hugh de Tildesle, John de Mosse, Henry Valentyn, William de Astle, 
and Thomas son of Thurstan acknowledge that they owe to the said Master 
John 9 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Lancaster. — The said Henry received the acknowledgment as 
above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry de Shakerle, Adam de Tildesle, and Hugh de Tildesle acknowledge 
that they owe to the aforesaid Master John 8 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of pRyment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. — The said Henry 
received the acknowledgment as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry del Hirst acknowledges that he owes to the said Master John 10*. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 
— The said Henry received the acknowledgment as above. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Wavertou acknowledges that he owes to Master John de 
Blebury 16*.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels 
in CO. Lancaster. — The said Henry received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Henry, bishop of Lincoln, and Bartholomew de Burgherssh, knight, 
acknowledge that they owe to Dinus Forsetti, Peter Reyneri, and their 
fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 1,000/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Lincoln and 
Kent. 

Oliver de Ingham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Wak, 
lord of Lidel, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of Geoffrey de Henoye acknowledges that he owes to John, 
bishop of Ely, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

David de Strabolgi, earl of Athole, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Weston of London, ' drapei,' 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Roger de Berners acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Burgh, clerk, 
13/. 6*. 8c?.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledyed by Thomas de Eveahnm, Thomas's 
attorney. 



4 EDWARD Tir. 



173 



1330. Memhrauc 1 \tf—cont. 

Percival Simeon acknowledges that he owes to William Mnmlen 40 murks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Thomas de Burgh, clerk, pu<s in his place Thomas de Evesham, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of the preceding recognisance madetobim by Roger 
de Berners. 



Membrane 13rf. 

Dec. 20. Robert de Hambury, parson of the church of Stok, diocese of Worcester, 

Westminster. Richard Wyget and Ricliard Eleyne acknowledge that they owe to John de 
Wodehous, clerk, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Worcester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Samyhaco, parson of the church of Wynterbourn St. Martin, 
diocese of Salisbury, and Doatus Amaiieni acknowledge that they owe to 
John de Wodehous, clerk, 67*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Wilts, 

Dec. 13. Roger de Sancto Albano, who long served the late king, is sent to the 

"Westminster, prior and convent of Donstaple to receive such maintenance in their house 

for life as Roger de Oxeuhale, deceased, had therein by the late kino'a 

request. By p.s. [4101.] 



Dec. 25. 
Guildford. 



Master Robert Spigurnel, parson of the church of Keston, and John de 
Ebor[aco] acknowledge that they owe to Henry Darcy and Robert de 
Cantebrigg 46/. ; to be k^ied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Cambridge. 

John de Grey of Rotherfeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Pulteneye, citizen of London, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled 07i payment. 



Membrane \2d. 

Dec. 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 

Westminster, the king has, by the assent of the prelates, earls, barons and other magnates 
in the pre.-ent parliament at Wesluiiuster, pardoned to all magiiates and 
others of the realm who came with armed force to Winchester and after- 
wards to Bedeford to attempt some things to the prejudice of the king's 
royal estate ceri.-iin recognisances made by them in chancery by the ordinance 
of certain of the king's councillors of that time, and that he hasquit-clainied 
them of the same. The sheriffs are ordered to release any who may have 
been arrested by reason of the e\])e(lition {cqnitacinnis) aforesaid, and to 
release any of their goods that may have been arrested for tliis reason. 
[FQ2(7e7«.] By K. 

Dec. 2G. William Mainant acknowledges that he owes to Master John de Strat- 

Guildford. ford 2G.v 8r/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Hereford. 

Enrolment of release by Adam le Coyners to John son of Robert Pollard 
of his right in the manor of Wcsthorp and in the advowson of the church of 
that manor. Dated at Wcsthorp, on Thursday after the Nativity of 
St. Mary, 4 Edward III. 



174 



CALENDAT? OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1330. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 28. 

Guildford. 

Dec. 30. 
Guildford. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 15. 
Westminster. 



1331. 

Jan. 6. 
Guildford. 



3fcmbrane I2d — co)it. 

Hfemorandum, that Adam came into chancery at London, on 26 Decem- 
ber, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

Enrolment of deed of John son of Robert Pollard of Wethcrdon, acknow- 
lodfzinc receipt from Adam de Coingnors of 30/., which weie adjudged to 
John bv recognition of a jury of an assize of mort d'ancestor that he lately 
prosecuted against Adam concerning the manor of Westhorp, co. Suffolk, 
■which manor he recovered thereby, and releasing to Adam all actions, etc. 
that he might have concerning the said manor. Dated at London, on 
Monday the eve of Christmas, 4 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that John came into chancery at London, on 26 Decem- 
ber, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

To David, king of Scotland. Request that he will cause restitution to be 
made to Tiiomas Wak, lord of Ledel, and Plenry de Bello Monte, earl of 
Boghan, of their lordships, lands and possessions, and the issues thereof in 
the meantime, as it was agreed in the treaty of peace between Robert, late 
king of Scotland, and the king's envoys, and it was promised by Robert, 
that Thomas Wak, Henry de Bello Monte, and Henry de Percy should 
have restitution of their lands, etc., which had been taken into Robert's 
hands by reason of the wars between England and Scotland, as appears by 
Robert's letters patent, and Thomas and Henry de Bello Monte have not 
had restitution, although Henry de Percy has had restitution. [Foedera.'] 

William de Bredon acknowledges that he owes to Walter Comyn 40/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Robert Bolhel, parson of the church of Wodeton, diocese of Canterbury, 
acknowledges that he ow^es to Simon de Turnham, citizen and fishmonger of 
London, 40/. ; to be levietl, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a regard to be made in the 
forett of Shottore and Stowode before the coming of the justices of the 
Forest, so that the regard be made before Whitsuntide next. 

[ CnjntulaJ] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Roger Chauntecler, 
citizen of London, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that when John de Grantham was mayor and Henry 
Coumartyn and Simon Fraunceys were sheriffs of the city the citizens lent 
1000/. to the king for the expedition of certain of his affairs, and Roger 
paid to the said mayor and sheriffs 40/. for his share of the aforesaid sum, 
and although the king has restored the 1000/. to John, Henry and Simon 
and to other citizens, the said John, Henry and Simon have not satisfied 
Roger for the said 40/., wherefore he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy: the king therefoie orders the treasurer and barons to hear Roger's 
complaint and to cU before them John, Henry, and Simon, and if they 
ascertain that the king satisfied them and the other citizens for the aforesaid 
1000/., and that Roger has not been satisfied for the said 40/., they are to 
cause him to have speedy justice concerning restitution and satisfaction for 
that sum, so that renewed complaint may not come to the king whereby it 
would behove him to apply a heavier hand. By pet. of C. 

Henry Beuflour puts in his place John de Benyio to prosecute the execu- 
tion of a recognisance for 40/. made to him by John de Cromwell, knight. 

Adam son of Richard atte Welle of Lnnum, chaplain, acknowledges that 
he owes to Benedict de Normanton 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 



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IT.-i 



1330. 
Dec. 13. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 15. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 15. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 20. 
Westminster, 



Drc. 22. 

Wtslniiustcr, 



Memdraxe dd. 

Henry, bishop of Lincoln, Bartholomew de Biirgherssh, kni;!:ht, and John 
de Goldynj^ton, knijj^ht, ackiiowledjje that they owe to HtMiry de Bello 
Monte 2,000/. f to be levied, in dclault of payment, of tlieif lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of a^rreeraent made between Henry, bi.shop of Lincoln, .Sir 
Bartholomew de Bnrgher.sh, and eJohn de (Joldynoffon, on the oi>e part, and 
Sir Henry de Beaumont, on the other, whereby the latter ^'''I'its that the 
precedii>«: recoo^nisance shall be cancelled upon payment of 800/. Dated at 
Westminster, 14 December, 4 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum, that Henry de Bello ^Nlonte came into chancery at West- 
minster, on 19 December, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit the friends of 
Hugh le Despenser, the younger, to collect his bones in the city and to 
carry them whither they may wish for burial, as the king, at the request of 
the prelates, earls, barons, and other magnates of the realm in the present 
parliament, has granted that Hugh's friends may collect his bones and may 
commit them to ecclesiastical sepulture wherever they may wish. 
IFcedera.l By p.s. [4114.] 

The like to the following: 

The mayor and bailiffs of York, 
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 
The mavor and bailiffs of Carlisle. 
The bailiffs of Dover. [Ibid-I 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause twenty-four knights and others 
of his bailiwick to come before the kinj; and his council in the octaves of 
St. Hilary next to inform the king concerning certain things touching him 
and his honour that shall bo then enjoined upon them by him and his 
council. By K. & C. 

The like to the sheriffs of the following counties : 
Gloucester. 
Somerset and Dorset. 
Berks. 

Laurence de Braundeston of Leicester acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Robert de Lcytestria, parson of the church of Silbesdon, 80/ ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, oi his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Eobert de Wyvill, bishop of Salisbury, Walter de Wyvill, parson of 
Kyngesclere church, diocese of Winchester, .John de HardushuU, parson of 
the churcii of Putenham, and Jolin de AV^adenho, parson of the church of 
St. Ellen's, Thedelthorp, diocese of Lincoln, acknowledge that they owe to 
Byndus Gyly, merchant of Florence, and Assclinus Simonetti, merchant of 
Lucca, 480/, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in cos. Wilts and Linroln. 

The aforesaid Ilobert, Walter, John and .John acknowhdge that they 
owe to John de Oxonia of London, ' vineler,' and Richard do Hothingge, 
citizen and vititener of London, 72.j/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Sauvage of Midstede acknowledge that he owes to John do 
Pulteneye, citizen of London, 200 marks; to be levied, in di'Cault of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. — Tliouiiis de Evesham 
received the acknowlcdginenl. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



13^0. 



1331. 

Jnn. 2. 

Guildford. 



Membrane. Od — c07it. 

Sloplion do Asshewoith, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Claveryng, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

John Avnel acknowledges that he owes to Simon de Swanhmd, citizen of 
London, 500 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 
The aforesaid Simon acknowledges that he owes to the said John 
600 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Jan. 19. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 10. 

Westminster. 



Jnn. 9. 

Westminster. 

1380. 

Dec. 14. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 8d. 

John de "Wynton, parson of the church of Estgrenestede, diocese of 
Chichepter, acknowledges that he owes to John atte Lowe of London, gold- 
smith, 32/. ; to be levied, in default of paj ment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. 

Memorandum, that Robert de Stanford, clerk, and Richard de Peplesham 
came into chancery at London, on 16 December, and confessed that John de 
Assheburton had satisfied them for 500/. which he acknowledged in chancery 
that he owed to them. 

John de Bournedissh and Sabina his wife came before the king, on 
Thursday after the Epiphany, and sought to replevy their land in Little 
Tborrok, which was t.iken into the king's hands for their default before the 
justices of the Bench against Margery, late the wife of Simon Sewall. 
This is signified to the justices. 

Richard de Wodeton of Acton acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
Crane, citizen of London, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
laLds and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

To Robert de Wodehous, archdeacon of Richmond. Inhibition of his 
attempting anything to the predjudice of the king's right or the weakening 
of the collation to the office of treasurer of St. Peter's church, York, men- 
tioned below, without consulting the king, and to revoke anything that may 
have been thus attempted by him or by others at his procuration, as 
Edward I. conferred the said office, which was then void and pertained to 
his gift bv reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of York, upon his 
clerk Walter de Eedcwynde, and Walter was admitted thereto by the 
ordinary of the place, and iield it for a long time in peace, and afterwards 
Master William de la Mare, then parson of the church of Feriby, diocese of 
York, obtained that office by exchange for the said church by the authority 
of the diocesan of the place, and held it for a long time, and still holds it, 
and the king is now informed that certain persons, scheming to weaken the 
said collation and what followed afterwards, have procured the conferring 
cf the office upon P. cardinal priest of St. Stephen in Celio Monte by apostolic 
authority, and that the arclideacon has commenced divers processes to induct 
the cardinal into corporal pcssession thereof. 
The like to the following : 

The archbishop of Canterbury. 

The bishop of Lincoln. 

Manserus Marmyon. 

The bishop of Worcester. 



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1330. Membrane Sd — C07it. 

The bishop of Salisbury. 
The prior of Lewes. 
Tlie prior of Lenton. 
The (lean of the church of Aiiktland. 
Master Hiclmrd de Byritewortli. 
The arcluleacon of Lincoln. 
Master Itheriiis de Concoreto. 
Master Guy de Calina. 

1331. 

Jan. 13. Tlionias, earl of Norfolk, marshal of England, acknowledges that he owes 

Westminster, to John de Sancto Philiberto, knight, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lauds and chattels in cos, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, 



1330. 

Dec. 28. 

Guildford. 



1331. 

Jan. 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 7d. 

William de Upton, in consideration of his service to the king and to his 
father, is sent to the abbot and convent of Stanleys to receive such main- 
tenance for life from their house as Richard de Brikehull, deceased, had 
therein by the late king's request. By p.s. [415G.] 

William la Zousche of Mortimer, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Hothum, bit^hop of Ely, lOi) marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of liis lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 



Jan. 13. Robert son of Gervasc Alard of Wynchelse acknowledges that he owes to 

Westmiuster. Thomas son of William de Hastynges, knight, 10/. ; to be levied^ in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

1330. 

Dec. 9. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Writ for payment to Robert de Walkcfare 

Westminster, and Robert de Nowers, knights of that shire, of 8/. Ss. Od. for their expenses 

in coming to the parliament at Westminster on Monday after St. Katherine 

last, staying there, and returning, to wit for twenty-one days, each of them 

taking 4*. a day. By K. & C. 

The like for various sums to the sheriffs of other counties for the knights 
of their respective counties [as in ' Returji of Members of Parliament^ i. 91, 
omitting Berks, Cambridge, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucester, Hereford, Kent, 
Norfolk, Northumberland, Southampton, Sullblk, Surrey, and Worcester]. 

To the bailiffs of Bishop's Lynn. Writ for payment to Thomas de 
Melcheburn and Thomas de Massyngham, burgesses of that town, of 
4/. As. Od. for their wages for attending the aforesaid parliament, to wit for 
twenty-one days, each of them taking 2s. a day. 13y K. ^ C. 

The like for various sums in favour of the citizens and burgo.s.^es of other 
cities and boroughs [o* i// ' lie/urn,' omitting Reading, Wallingiord, and 
Windsor, co. Berks; Cambridge; Bodmin and Lnunceston, co. Cornwall ; 
Derby; the Devonshire boroughs; CoUhestcr ; Bristol and Gloucester; 
Hereford and Lcomin.ster; St. Albans, co. Hertford; Huntingdon; 
Rochester; Lancaster and Preston; London; the Norfolk boroughs; 
Newcastle-on-Tyne; Nottingham; Oxford; Bridgnorth and Slirew.^bury ; 
Bath and Bridgwater; Southampton; StufTord ; Diinwicdi and Ij)swi(di ; 
the Surrey boroughs ; the Sussex boroughs ; the Wilts boroughs; Worces- 
ter; Scarborough and York; and the Cinque Ports], 

90482. If 



178 CALENDAR OF CLOSE TROLLS. 



.J.J- Membrane 7d — cont. 

Jan. S. Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, acknowledges that 

Wt'.-'tinin.xtor. be owes to John de Sancto Philiberto 100/. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in eo. Norfolk. 

Membrane 5d. 

Jan. 20. Nicholas de Wybsnade acknowledges that he owes to Ralph del Strate of 

Westminster. Wcndore G/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Bedford. 

The said Nicholas acknowledges that he owes to Ralph \2l. 

* "SY alter de Pynho acknowledges that he owes to Master Henry de 

Clif C/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO, Nottingham. 

Jan. 12 1. John Kyriel of Horsepol acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Neuwerk, 

Westminster, clerk, 20*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

jNLargaret, late the wife of John de CJotbale of Roystou {de Cruce Roesea), 
acknowledges that she owes to Richard le Mareschal of Royston 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Jan. 18, John de Mulsho came before the king, on Friday after St, Hilary, and 

Westiuiustcr. sought to replevy to Ed[mund] de Kaynes and Joan his wife their land in 

Seukworth, which was taken into the king's hands by reason of their 

default before the justices of the Bench against Katherine, late the wife of 

AValter le Povre. This is signiiied to the justices. 

Jan. 21. AVilliam Galun of Graveshend acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Westiiiiuster. Stephen de Graveshend, bishop of London, 33/. 6*. 8d. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

.John de Cbarleton, citizen and merchant of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Adam de Brom, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Sturmy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Sancto 
Johanne of Basyng' 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Eustace son of Peter de la Rokele acknowledges that he owes to Peter 
son of Eustace de la Rokele 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

.Tan. 22. Memorandum, that Thomas Wake of Lidel, William la Zousche of 

Westminster. Assheby, Ebulo Lestrange, John de Cherleton, Richard Talebot, Bartho- 
lomew de Burgherssh, John de Wysham, John Darcy, and John de Crumbe- 
well, knights, mainperned for Geoffrey de Mortuo Mari, that he shall 
behave himself well in the king's realm without making assemblies or 
unlawful conventicles, and that they will have his body before the king 
within two months of being summoned. 

Enrolment of general release by Joan Trewyk of St. Albans to Sir 
Andrew de Tothale, rector of the church of Kyngham, diocese of Lincoln. 
Witnesses : Robert de Asshele, Thomas de Lincoln, Geoffrey de Brokole, 
John Anteyne, Edmund de Cantebr[igge], John Gernoun, John Pokerich. 
Dated at London, in St. Paul's church, on Monday after SS, Fabian 
and Sebastian, 4 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Joan came into chancery at Westminster, in the 
aforesaid year, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed, 



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1331. Membrane od — cont. 

Jan. 21. John Pirie is sent to the nbbot ami convent of Rameseye to receive such 

Westminster, maiutenance iu their house for life n-i Hervettus cle Forges, deceased, had 

tiierein by the late king's request. IJy p.s. 

Jan. 19. William la Zousch de Mortymer and Eleanor his wife acknowledge that 

Westmiustcr. they owe to the king 10,000/. ; to be levied, iu default of payment, of their 
lauds and chattels iu co. Gloucester. 

Memorandum, that William and Eleanor made the recognisance aforesaid 
in order to have again the land of Glaumorgan and Morgannou in Wales, 
the manor of Hanle, co. Worcester, ami the manor of Teukesbury, 
CO. Gloucester, which laud and manors they lately rendered to the king by 
fine levied before the justices of the Bench. And as they are of the 
inheritance of Eleanor, tlie kiug grants thnt execution of tliis recognisance 
shall be made under this form, to wit during the life of W^iUiam and 
Eleanor and the existence of the marriage celebrated between tliem execution 
sliall be made of all their lands, goods and chattels, both of other lands and of 
the said land and manors now rendered to them; and if Eleanor die before 
William, or if divorce be made between them, execution shall be made only 
of the lands, goods and chattels of Eleanor, and that William and his lands 
shall be acquitted thereof; and if William die before Eleanor, execution 
shall be made only of her lands, goods and chattels, and William's heirs and 
executors shall be acquitted. AVitness the kiug at Westmiuster, 19 January, 
iu the fourth year of his reign. 

Memorandum, that the kiug, on 22 January, at the request of the prelates, 
earls, barons, and other magnates iu the parliament assembled at Westminster 
on Monday after St. Katherine, pardoned and remitted to William and 
Eleanor 5,000/. of the aforesaid 10,000/. 



Jan. 14. 
Westminster. 

Jan. 14. 
Westminster. 

Jan. 14. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 1(5. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 4(7. 

William de la Twyer of Holdernesse, knight, puts iu his place Robert de 
Sprotele, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20/. made 
to him by John de Bilton, knight. 

Bartholomew de Burgherssb, knight, acknowledges that ho owes to 
Thomas Rocclyn, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Henry de Grey, son and heir of John de Grey, acknowledges that he 
owes to William le Hunte and William de Lodclowe 40/.; to be levied, in 
defaidt of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Berks. 

The said Henry acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Corte diale 10/. ; 
to be levied as above. 

Baldwin de Fryvile, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Birniyngham, knight, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels iu co. Hereford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The .«ame Baldwin acknowledges that he owes to the said W^illiam 300/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands in chattels iu co. W^oroestcr. 

The same Baldwin aeknowkdges that he owes to Peter de Graudi.-.sono, 
son of William de Grandissono, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of jjayment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Leice.'-ter. 

Peter de Grauntson, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Biimyngchani, knight, .'U)()/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of hi.s 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Robert Wylekyn of Ilorstede Keynes acknowledges that he owes to Adam 
de Strattone, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
Iau(is and chattels in co. .Su.ssex, 

.M 2 



180 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2331^ Membrane id — cont. 

Richard do "Wnlesbcrgh of Horstodc Kaynes acknowledges that he owes 
to Adam de Strattoue, clerk, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands aud chattels in co. Sussex. 

Simon de Hildele of Horstede Kaynes acknowledges that he owes to Adam 
de Strattone, clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

John de Grey, lord of Retherfeld, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Piilleucye, citizen of London, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother William Aposticarii, prior of Myntingges, acknowledges that he 
OAvcs to Master Walter de Stanrenn', prebendary of the prebend of Stowe, 
in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, 10/. ; to be lefied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of release by William de Guston, son and heir of Eleanor, 
daughter of John de Stoutynge, to Sir Bartholomew de Burgerssh, knight, 
of his right in a messuage, 31 -^ acies of land, 60 acres of pasture, and 
14| acres of wood in Stoutynge, which Sarah, late the wife of John de 
Stoutynge, held for her life, together with all other lands that Bartholomew 
holds in Stout3'nge of William's inheritance. Dated at London, on Satm'- 
day after St. Hilary, 4 Edward III. 

Memorandxim, that William came into chancery at Westminster, on the 
paid day, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Jan. 23. John de Grey of Retherfeld acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 

Westminster. 98/. 18s. 4c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Northampton and Berks. 

Cancelled on payment, achnoioledged by John de Neubury, the queerCs 
attorney. 

William de Harewedon, parson of the church of Crundale, acknowledges 
that he owes to John, bishop of Winchester, 60/. ; to be levied, in defjault 
of payment, of his lauds and chattels in co. Southampton, 

Walter de Weston, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John de Feriby, 
clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Benedict de Folsham, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Sancto Philiberto, knight, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Andrew de Totenhale, parson of the church of Kyngham, acknowledges 
that he owes to Joan de Trewyk 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Reginald le Forester acknowledges that he owes to William Trussell, the 
elder, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Say of Mertok acknowledges that he owes to William Trussel 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Somerset. 

Adam de Hagham acknowledges that he owes to the said William 100/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 



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1331. Membrane 4c? — cont. 

Walter tie Greynvill of Stanburn ackuowledgos that he owes to ITonry 
Daicy of London, ' draper,' 30/. ; to be levied, in default of paynjent, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Walter Flemyng, parson of the church of Appolton in Rydalc, puts in his 

place John de Anglaghby to defend the execution of a recognisance for 

200/. made by him in chancery to William de Fristone of York. 

Jan. 24. Thomas de Sancto Hillario of Horpol acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Henry le Vyneter of Crek 40/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

John de Burcs acknowledges that he owes to John de Hampton 40 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph atte Hull of Westhurrok acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Norton, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of -payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Adam atte Newehous of Wisebedi acknowledges (hat ho owes to John 
de Hothum, bishop of Ely, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Richard de Walden acknowledges that he owes to Peter son of Eustace of 
La Rokele 63»'. 8</. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Walter de Combe acknowledges that he owes to William Trus.=!el, the 
eider, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Gloucester. 

John de Hawe acknowledges that he owes to the said William 100/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Elias de Parker acknowledges that he owes to the said William 100/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

John Aleyn acknowledges that he owes to the said William 100/. ; to bo 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

William de Ayremynne, bi.shop of Norwich, executor of the will of 
Bartholomew de Badelesmere, ])ut3 in his place Thomas de Evesham, clerk, 
to prosecute the affairs touching the execution of the said will. 

Jan. 24. William de Neuport acknowledges that he owes to William Trussel, tho 

Westminster, elder, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

George Barbedor acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Cok of London, 
merchant, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Cambridge. 

1 homas Scot of Bannebury, Benedict de Saunford, Simon Standolf, and 
John Kandolf acknowledge that they owe to John de Oxonia H/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Edward de Sancto Johanne and Robert de EInestede acknowledge that 
they owe to Emma de Monte Alto and Roger de Gildesberg, executors of 
the will of Robert de Monte Alto, 40/. ; to be levied, in defr.idt of payment, 
of their laud.s and chattels in co. Sus.sex. 

Cancelled on payment. 



182 CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



233]. Metnbrone Ad — cont. 

KobiM-t (le Clklorhou, clerk, puts in his place William do Bartaill to 
prosecute tljo execution of a recopjuisance for 20 marks made to him in 
chancery by William t^on of ^Villianl le Botiller and Sibyl, late the wife of 
William le Botiller. — John Travers received the acknowledgment. 



Membrane 3d. 

Jan. H. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

"\Ve?tiuiuster. Gilliert de la Broiere and John de Langeton, executors of the Avill of 
^^',■llter de Langeton, late bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, have shewn the 
king, by petition before him and his council, that the late king caused the 
said bishop to be taken and imjjrisoned without cause and without being 
charged (a/hct(to), conxicted, or adjudged in any way, and caused his goods 
and chattels to the value of 20,000/. and more and his lands to be taken into 
his hands, and caused divers sums of money due lo the bishop by recogni- 
sances and by letters of obligation to be levied for his use, and assigned 
certain sums of money due to the bishop to divers merchants for his own 
debts, making letters patent of indemnity thereof to the bishop's debtors and 
acquitting the debtors in the exchequer, to the peril of his soul and contrary 
to law and custom, and the executors have besought the king to cause 
account to be made with them, in recompense for all the goods and chattels 
thus taken and for the long detention of the bishop's goods and chattels in 
the said king's hands, of the debts and other sums of money belonging to 
the said bishop thus levied for the said king's use or. assigned by him, and 
to order satisfaction therefor to be made to them, in order that they may 
make execution of the bishop's will, since the bishop was convicted of 
nothing Avhereby he ought to have forfeited aught to the said king : the 
king therefore orders the treasurer and barons and chamberlains to cause 
account to be made with the executors as above, and when that has been 
done, to certify the king in chancery under the exchequer seal of what they 
find to have been thus levied or assigned. By pet. of C. 

Ralph del Strate of Wendore puts in his place Thomas de Wendore to 

prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 40/. made to him in the late 

king's chancery by William Syred of Bekenesfeld. 

Jan. 18. John Eret, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William, bishop of 

Westminster. Norwich, 130 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Jan. 24. To Benedict de Fulsham. Order not to leave the city of London before 

Westminster, he have accounted with William la Zousche of Assheby for the treasures 
and jewels eloigned from the Tower of London by Eleanor, late the wife of 
Hugh le Despenser, now the wife of the said William, so that there may be 
done in this matter what ought to be done of right, as William has promised 
to satisfy the king for the jewels and other things thus eloigned by Eleanor, 
and he has given the king to understand that a great part of the treasure 
and jewels came to Benedict's hands, and he has besought the king to aid 
him about the recovery of that part, so that he may be able to satisfy the 
king as he ought to do. By K. 

Moiiorandum, that the mayor and certain other citizens of London after- 
wards came into chancery at Westminster, and assorted that the ]n'eceding 
■writ had issued contrary to conmion law and the liberty of the said city ; 
wherefore the writ was restored, and Benedict was told that he might go 
whither he wished, notAvithstanding the said order. 



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1331. Membrane M—cont. 

Master James de Ispannia, prebendary in the king's free chapel of 

Ha.stynjjes, puts in his place John ile Bampton and Waller Sporoun to 

defend the execution of a plea in chancery between Nicholas de Ilugatc and 
him concerning the said prebend. 



Membra XE 2d. 

Jan. 20, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Simon son of 

Westminster. Richard and Elizabeth his wife, John de Bernyugham ami Joan his wife, 
Margery sister of the said EUzabeth and Joan, .John Ic Bloiiiul, William 
Cadel, William de More, William Burnel, and Adam Stanton have shewn 
the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that Thomas 
fitz Owereye, lather of the said Elizabeth, Joan and Margaret, who are his 
heirs, and the said John le Blouud, William, William, WUIiani, and Adam, 
became sureties to Edward I. for William de Vescy for 95/. for his relief 
for the lands that he held in chief of the said king in Ireland, and that 
although William de Vescy afterwards rendered to the said king all the 
said lands wherefore the relief was due, and the said king was seised thereof 
for some time, and afterwards granted them to the late Thomas, earl of 
Kildare, whereby the said lands were wholly discharged of the aforesaid 95/. 
for the relief, nevertheless the said treasurer and barons exact that sum from 
tlie petitioners by summons of the exchequer, Avherefore thoy have besought 
the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer aforesaid, and 
take information concerning the time during which AVilliam de Vesc}-^ held 
the said lands in his hands after he had done homage for them, and at what 
time he rendered them to Edward I., and for what time the said king wasseised 
thereof, and to ccrtifv the kin"- of what is still due to him of the relief afore- 
said and of what they shall lind by such information concerning the 
premises, so that the king may cause to be done what shall seem right in the 
premises, superseding in the meantime the demand upon the [)etitioners 
for the said 05/. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 18. To the treasurer and l>arons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

Westminster. Bourne, late sheriff of Kent, to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter 
next for rendering his account at the exchequer for the time when he was 
sheriff, as the king has granted him this respite because he cannot render 
his account at the exchequer in the octavos of the Purification next as he 
is intending certain of the king's allairs wherewith he is charged by the 
king. By K. 

Jan. 24. To Ralph de Camois. Order to be in chancery in the (piinzaine of the 

Westminster. Purification next to inform the king's council there concerning certain things 

that shall be said to him on the king's behalf. By K. &. C. 

To the constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause -Tohn Acreman, 
who is imprisoned in that castle by the king's order, to be taken at his own 
expense to Norwich, there to be delivered to the bailiffs of the town, 
whom the king has ordered to receive and keep him safely, so that they may 
answer to the king for ins body at his order. By pet. of 0. 

Mandate in pursuance to the bailiffs. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 12. To the abbot and convent of Westmin.ster. Request that they will 

Westminster, admit into their hou.se Richard de Luda, king's clerk, whom the king is 

sr-nding to thom in consideration of his good service to Edwiird 1. and 

Edward 11. anil to him at the exchetiucr ami t'l.><ewhere, and \\ho is still 



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233]^, Membrajie 2d — cont. 

servin*; the kinpj there, and that they will grant to him for life suitable 
maintenance in food, drink, elothin<i;, and shoeleather for himself and a 
yeoman serving him, ■with a suitable chamber within the abbey enclosure, 
candles, fuel, and other necessaries fitting for the maintenance of a royal 
clerk, making letters patent under their common seal specifying these things, 
writing back to the king by their letters and by the bearer of tlie presents 
what they shall cause to be done in this matter. By K. and by pet. of C. 

Enrolment of deed of Peter de Grandisonoand Otohis brother, Avitnessing 
that whereas king Edward I. granted by his charter to Oto de Grandisono, 
their uncle (avifuciih), now deceased, the islands of Gerneseye and Gere- 
seye with the adjoining islands, and with all things pertaining to the same, 
for his life, and that his executors, assigns or attorneys should have the 
same and should receive the issues thereof for five years after his death, in 
order to discharge his debts and execute his testament, and the said Oto by 
his will bequeathed the islands and issues to Peter and Oto for the said five 
years, the said Peter and Oto hereby release their right therein to the king, 
because he has satisfied them for the islands and issues for the said five years. 
Dated at Westminster, 25 January, 4 Edward IIL 

Memorandum^ that Peter and Oto came into chancery at Westminstei*, 
on the said day, and acknowledged the aforesaid deed. 

Enrolment of release by John de Bono Villario, executor of the will of 
Oto tie Grandissono, to the king of his right in the premises, because the 
king has satisfied the aforesaid Peter and Oto as above. Dated as above. 

Memorandum, that the said executor came into chancery at Westminster, 
[on the said day,] and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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1331. 

Jan. 26. 

AValthani 

Holy Cross. 



Feb. 3. 
Langley. 



Feb. 4. 
Langley. 



Feb. 6. 
Langley. 



Jan. 26. 

V7altham. 



Membrane 31. 

To the sheriff of Buckirifijhain. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de la Lude, whom the king has amoved from 
office for insutficicut ([ualitication. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Ordor to cause the defects in Norwich 
castle to be repaired by the view and testimony of Nicholus de Middelton, 
John de Bumpstede, John dc Hales, and Eobert Bendiole, citizens of 
Norwich, as the kin^ is given to underttand that the castle greatly needs 
repair in the walls, turrets, gales, bridges, and other buildings. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John Fraunceys of Bristol, the younger, whom the 
king has amoved from office because he is a merchant and does not make 
continuous stay in the county, so that he cannot attend to the duties of the 
office. 

To John de Harnham. Order to repair the palings and ditches about the 
park of Clarendon by the view and testimony of Giles de Bello Campo, 
keeper of the forest and park of Claryndon, out of the money arising from 
the sale of underwood in the forest and park, the king having lately 
appointed John by letters patent to survey the underwood in the forest and 
park, and to cause it to be felled and sold where it may be felled in places 
most advantageous to the king and without destruction of the forest and 
park by the advice of the said keeper. By p.s. 

To John Payne], chamberlain of Chester. Order to pay to the king's 
ministers of those parts and to Trahern, a Welsh hostage, their usual fees 
and wages and the ancient alms there appointed. By the treasurer. 

To the same. Order to cause oxen, plough-horses (ftjf'ri), ploughs, and 
carts, and other things for the cultivation {(jaineria) of the king's manor of 
Frodesham to be bought out of the issues of his bailiwick, and to cause 
them to be delivered to the keeper of the manor by indenture. 

By the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Whereas, upon its being found by inquisition 
taken by Adam Walrond and Peter Doynel that John Giffard of Brymmcs- 
feld, on Sunday the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 9 Edward II. granted 
to John Torny. of "Werston, for a moiety of the manor of StapeKbrd, which 
John Torney had granted to him, 10/. yearly from his manor of Assheton 
near Boyton, in the aforesaid county, and that he also granted to the said 
John Torney by another deed 10/. and a robe, price 20*., yearly lor life from 
the said manor, payment of which rent and robe John Giffard charged upon 
himself and his heirs and the said manor, and that John Torny was sei.'cd 
of the rent and robe by John (iiffard from the aforesaid feast, and receivcil 
the rent and robe for six years l)y the hands of John Gillard and his bailills 
of that manor until the manor was taken into the late king's hands upon 
John Giffard's death with the other lands of the latter, and that the manor 
wa.s then in the king's hands by the forfeiture of llwgli le Dc.'^pcn.^cr, the 
ehler, to whom the late king granted it, an<l that it is held of tlie heir df 
"William MautravciS by fealty for nil service, the king, on I) March, in the 
fust yf'iir of his reign, ordered the keeper of the aforesaid manor to j)ny to 
Jolm Torny the an ears of the rent and robe lor the lime of the keeper's 



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23'j][ Membrane 31 — cont. 

ofTico, nnd fo pay to tiim the rent and robe (horoafter; and the king now 
learns from Jolui Torny that aUliough ho rocoivod the rent and robe wlicn 
the manor was in the king's hands by Hugh's forfeiture and when John 
IMaiitravors had it of the king's grant, the rent and robe are in arrear from 
the time when the manor came to tiie king's hands by tlie forfeiture of John 
Mautravers : the king therefore orders the sheriff to pay to John Torny 
the arrears of the rent and robe from the time vvlien the manor came to the 
king's hanils by John Mautravers' forfeiture, and to pay the same to him so 
long as the manor shall be in the sheritl:''s custody. 

Feb. 0. To William de Clynton, justice of Chester, or to him Avho supplies his 

Langley. place, and to John Paynel, chamberlain there. Order to take with them 
some faithful and discreet men of those parts and to go to the king's castles 
of Chester, Flynt, Rothelan, and Beston, and the manors of Frodesham and 
Shotewyk, and to certify the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of what 
repairs are required therein, and of the cost of such repairs, as the king is 
given to understand that there are many defects (defunctus) greatly needing 
repair in the castles and manors, and that unless they be speedily repaired, 
it will be necessary to incur much greater expense, and the king wishes to 
be certified of the defects in the houses, walls, turrets, bridges, sea-ditches, 
ponds, hedges, palings, and in other buildings, and by whose default the 
defects arose, and at what time and in what manner, and for how much 
they can be repaired. By the treasurer. 

To John Paynel, chamberlain of Chester. Order to cause the defects in 
the said castles and manors and the king's mills in those parts to be repaired 
by the view and testimony of him whom the justice of Chester or he who 
supplies his place shall appoint for this purpose. By the treasurer. 

To William de Clynton, justice of Chester, or to him who supplies his 
place, and to John Paynel, chamberlain there. Ordej- to appoint Master 
Richard de Legh, carpenter, or another suitable man of that mistery 
to survey the aforesaid castles and manors, and to appoint him to repair the 
defects therein from time to time as may be necessary, and to pay to him 
4rf. a day for his wages so long as he shall be employed in that office. 

By the treasurer. 

To the sheriflf of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John son of Thomas de Karliolo, who is insuffi- 
ciently qualified. 

Feb. 4. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Oi'der to pay to the king's serjeant, 

Langley. Master William le Ferour, keeper of the king's studs in the manors, parks 
and forests and elsewhere on this side the Trent, as much for the mainte- 
nance of the studs and for the wages of himself and his grooms keeping the 
studs as shall seem necessary according to their discretion. 
Vacated, because on the Liberate roll. 

Feb. \. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Langley. further with the manor of Wynterburnestok, co. Wilts, which was taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the death of Joan, late the wife of Hugh 
Wake, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Joan at 
her death held no lands of the king in chief by reason whereof the custody 
of her lands ought to pertain to the king, but that she held the aforesaid 
manor of Matilda, late the wife of Robert de Holand, aa of Matilda's 
purparty of the inhei'itance of the earl of Winchester in socage by fealty 
and by a rose yearly at Midsummer for all service, and it appears by 
certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery 
that the said land of Wvnterburncstok is not held of the king as of the 
crown. 



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1331. Membrane 31 — cont. 

Jan. 27. To the treasurer and barons of tho exchcquor and to the chamberlains. 

Wcstiuiuster. .John de Stanstedo, executor of the will of Peter de Bolyngton, citizen of 
London, has shewn the king, by petition before liim and his council in 
parliament, that Edward I. was indebted to Teter in 44/. 17.v. Od. for fish 
bought from him in the 28th, 33rd, and 31th years of tlie said king's reign for 
the use of the said king and of Edward the late king, then prince of Wales, 
as appears by two bills of the wardrobe of Edward I. in the executor's 
possession, and he has besought the king to order payment of the said sum 
or satisfaction therefor to be made to him, so that he may make execution 
of the aforesaid will : the king therefore orders them to see the aforesaid 
bills, and if they ascertain tliat the said 44/. 17*. Od. is still owing and that 
John is Peter's executor, to pay this sum to John at the exchequer, or to 
cause him to have an assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 27. To the same. John de Cotes has shewn the king, by petition before him 

WuUbaiu. and his council iu parliament, that Richard de la Pole, in the second year of 
the king's reign, received from John 40/. as a loan for the king's use, of 
which sum John has not yet had payment or any satisfaction, wherefore he 
has besought the king to order payment of the .same to bemad(! to him : the 
king therefore orders them to call before them the said Richard, and to 
search tho rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they ascertain by 
Richard's acknowledgment or by such search or otherwise that Richard 
received the said sum from John for the king's use, and auswer was made 
to the king by Richard or by the collectors of the custom in the port afore- 
said {sic), to pay the said sum to Johu out of the treasury or to cause him 
to have an assignment for it. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 2S. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to see the late 

Hertford, king's writ, dated 25 May, in the 12th year of his reign, to cause the 
master and brethren of the order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem in England 
to be quit of tenths, tallages and aids \_as in this Calendar, 12 Edioard II., 
page 71], iind the king's late writ to the like effect, and to search the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find thereby that the master 
and brethren were discharged of such tenths, tallages and aids in the late 
kind's time, to cause theni to be discharged thereof for the king's time and 
henceforth, as the king learns, by petition of the master and brethren 
exhibited before him and his council in parliament, that although they were 
thus discharged in the late king's time, as apj)ears by the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer, the treasurer and barons have hitherto deferred 
discharging them thereof for the king's time, wherefore they have besought 
the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 16. To Williani Trussel, cschoator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Langluy. further with 40 acres of land in Ilemmyngton, Assh, anil (Jo.sebek, and to 
restore the i.ssues thereof, as the king learns I>y incjuisitiou taken by Robert 
Selyman, his late escheator this side Trent, that the said 40 acres, [part] of 
ihe messuage and 1)9 acres of land in the towns aforesaid that Roland Ic 
Fartere held of the king's progenitors by the .service of making a leap, a 
whistle, and a fart (saltuin, si/tum et pcltuni), were alienated long before the 
time of [legal] memory to divcirs men, which alienations King Henry, the .son 
of the Empress iNIatilda, confirmed by hischartei-, and (hat tii(! jusiic»>s late in 
eyre in co. Suffolk, because it was presented before them that the said 
40 acres were thus alienated and that the service aforesaid had been with- 
fh-awii for a long time, caused them to be arrentcvl at I.*).?., with which sum 
the prior of Bultelc, Ralph de Hockyng', and other tenants of lli<- said lOacre.s 
are charged, and that the 40 acres are worth yearly in all is.sues 13.«. 4rf., 
uud that thev were taken into the king's haiuls for the alienation aforesaid. 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



_„.,^ Membrane 30. 

looi. 

.Ian. 2(i. Walter Jory of Brayo, imprisoned at Wyndesore for trespass of vert in 

Waltham. AVymiesorc forest, has letters to Robert de Utford, keeper of the Forest this 

side Trent, to bail him until the first assize. 

Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to supersede the demand upon John 

IKrtfonl. Siward of Okebourn Moysi for the 4ov. in which he was amerced before the 

jiistii'os lati'ly in eyre for Forest plens in that county, as the king has 

pardoned him this sum. By p.s, 

Jan. 29. To Richard de la Pole, the king'.s butler, or to him who supplies his place 

Hertford. in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent 

of King's Bcaulieu a tun of wine of the king's right pri.se at Southami)ton 

for the fourth year of his I'eign, for the celebration of mass, in accordance 

with the grant of Henry 111. 

Jan. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Waltham Bernard Dyne has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in 
Holy Cross, parliament, that the king is indebted to him in 505. Zd. lent by him to the 
king in the first year of the reign in the port of London, as appears by the 
king's letters patent under his seal called ' coket ' in Bernard's possession, 
and he has besought the king to order payment thereof or an assignment 
therefor to be made to him : the king therefore orders them to see the said 
letters, and if they ascertain that the aforesaid sura is still owing to Bernard, 
to cause it to be paid to him or to cause him to have an assignment for it. 

By pet. of C. 

To the same. Richard de Rothing, merchant, of London, has shewn the 
king that he is indebted to Richard in 114s. 4^c?. for money lent by Richard in 
the port of Loudon, as appears by the king's letters patent under the seal 
called ' coket ' in Richard's possession, and he has besought the king to 
cause this sum to be allowed to liim in his next customs of wool to be sent 
out of the realm from that port by him : the king therefore orders them to 
see the said letters, and if they ascertain that this sum is still owing to 
Richard, to cause it to be paid to him out of the treasury or to be allowed to 
him out of his next customs as above. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 28. To the same. John de Swanlond, clerk, has shewn the king that he is 

Waltham indebted to John in 71/. 12*. 5c?. for divers things bought from him for the 
Holy Cross, j^te king's use, as appears by two bills of the said king's wardrobe in John's 
possession, and he has besought the king to order payment thereof to be 
made to him : the king therefore orders them to see the said bills, and if 
they ascertain that the said sum is clearly owing to John, to cause him to 
have payment or assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 28. To .John de Ilouton, escheator beyond Trent. Order the pay to Henry 

Hertford. de Wytheton, chaplain celebrating in the chapel within Clippeslon manor, the 
arrears of 5 marks yearly from 6 September last, when the king granted to him 
this sum during pleasure, to be recei^^ed from the escheator beyond Trent, the 
late king, having on 5 December, in the 9lh year of his reign, granted to 
the said Henry that he should receive 2 marks yearly from the escheator, in 
addition to the 405. yearly for the chantry in the aforesaid chapel and in 
addition to other emoluments that he was wont to receive because he 
celebrated divine service in St. Edwin's chapel on certain occasions. 

Jan. 25. To John de Wysham, justice of North Wales. Order to survey the king's 

Waltham castles in North Wales and the defects therein, and to ordain for the repair 

Holy Cross. f,f ^\^^ defects as he .shall see fit for the least damage and greatest convenience 

to ihckiug, a;; the king ha,b ordered i\iutittr Adam AVithiford, chamberlain 



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Jan. 26. 

Waltham 
Holy Cross. 



Feb. 2. 
Hirtford. 



Jan. 28. 
Hertford. 



1331. Membrane 30 — cont. 

of North Wale?, to cause the defects most needing repair to be repaired by 
the view and testimony of the justice or of others to be deputed bv him. 

By K. 

To Adam de Witliiford, chamberhiin of North Wales. Mandite in 

pursuance. By K. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to cause Tboraas de 
Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, son and hi'ir of Guy du IJcUo Campo, late 
earl of Warwick, to have seisin of a messuage and a pciago {penayiv) in 
Southampton, which Guy at his death held of the lute king in ciiief by the 
service of finding a chamberlain at the exchequer, as appears by an 
inquisition taken by Master John Wahvayn, the late king's escheator this 
side Trent, as the king has taken Thomas's homage for his father's lauds, 
although he has not yet proved his age. 

To the bailiffs of Hereford. Order to pay to the abbot of Dore 20/. from 
their ferm of that town at the terms at which they were wont to pay their 
ferin at the exchequer, which sum the kinj^ lately granted to tlie abbot 
towards his expenses in staying in the last parliament at Westminster 
concerning the expedition ol' certain of the king's affairs. By K. & C. 

To John Darcy, lord of Werk in Tyndalo, or to his bailiff of the liberty of 
Tyndale. Whereas lately, at the prosecution of ^Margaret, late the wife of 
Edmund, late earl of Kent, — suggesting that the king ordered the aforesaid 
John to cause dower to be assigned to tlie said Edmund and to her of the 
lauds of John Comyn of Badenagh, formerly her husland, tenant of the late 
king, within that liberty according to tiie extents, transcripts whereof 
the king sent to him subpedesigilli, in the presence of Richard Talebot, to 
whom the king had committed the custody of the lands that belonged to the 
said John Comyn in th:it liberty, and that tlie keeper caused certain lands 
to be thus assigned and delivered to Edmund and her, the said lands were 
nevertheless afterwards resumed into the king's hands, and she has besought 
the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, to cause the 
lands to be restored to her — the king ordered the said keeper to cause the 
said lands to be restored to Margaret, and the keeper has certified the king 
that he could not deliver to her the said lands because David de StraI)olgi, 
earl of Athole, and the aforesaid Richard Talebot and Elizabeth his wife 
have entered the lands in question as their inheritance : as it was agreed in 
the parliament at Westminster that Margaret should have her dower of the 
said Edmund's lands and should have all other lands that she held in dower 
or otherwise at his death and that were taken into the king's hands at his 
death, and as it ajypt-ars to the king by evidences shewn in chancery and by 
inspection of the writs enrolled in the rolls of chancery that the assignment 
oi" the dower aforesaid was made during Edmund's life, and that the lands 
thus as-signed to them in dower were taken into the king's hands by reason 
of Edmund's death, the king orders the keeper to resume into the king's 
hands all the lands thus assigned to Edmund and Margaret in dower, and 
to deliver them to Margaret with the issues received thence from the time of 
their being taken into the king's hands. The king sends to him, enclosed 
in the presents, for his greater information the transcript of the assignment 
of the aforesaid dower lately sent by him into chancery. 

Feb. 3. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 

Langlf-y. county to be elected in place of Simon Greylond, who is insufliciently 
qualified. 

Feb. S. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to ciiuse a coroner for that county 

Langley. to l)e elected in place of Waller de Toutheby, who is incapacitated by illness 
and age. 



,0j CALKXDAK (W rLOSl^ ROLLS. 

•100 T Membrane 20 — cont. 

Feb. 8. To Geoffrey Lescrop and bis iVllows, justices to hold pleas before the 

Langlov. kin^. Onlor to admit ■\Villiain do Doimm as ono of the king's Serjeants in 

tlie matters before Ihcm toiiching the king. By K. 

To the justices of the Bcuch. Like order for admission of the gaid 
Wilham. By K. 

Fob. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Langley. Whereas the late king, on 3 June, in the 8th year of his reign, granted to 
Simon "NVarde for his good service 100 marks yearly from the exchequer, 
until he should provide him with 100 marks of land or rent yearly for life, as 
contained in his letters patent, and Simon has shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council, that whereas he has been satisfied for certain 
sums of the arrears of the aforesaid 100 marks yearly by virtue of certain of 
the late king's writs of liberate and writs for allowances to be made to him 
addressed to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and chamberlains, 
and certain sums of the said arrears of the aforesaid sum are still in arrear to 
him for the late king's time and for the present king's time, and he has 
besought the king to order payment to be made to him of the arrears : 
the king therefore orders them to inspect the aforesaid writs, and to pay 
to Simon what they shall ascertain to be in arrear of the said sum, or 
to cause him to be satisfied for the same elsewhere. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 6. To John de Harnham. Order to pay to Giles de Bello Campo, keeper of 

Langley. the forest and park of Claryndon, \0l. for his fee, which he ought to receive 

yearly, from the money arising from the sale of underw^oodin the forest and 

park, which the king appointed John to fell and sell. By C. 



Membrane 29. 

Feb. 14. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John de Neusora, 

Lauglev. clerk, whom the king, on 12 December last, appointed surveyor of his studs 
beyond Trent, the arrears of 8c?. a day from that day, and to pay him such 
wages henceforth for so long as he shall hold that office. 

Feb. 14. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Langley. Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, the following of his lands, 
which the king has assigned to her in dower : the manor of Bissheie, 
CO. Hertford, of the yearly value of 31/. 155. Qcl. ; the manor of Northweld, 
CO. Essex, of the yearly value of 3G/. 19*. 8f7. ; the manor of Laumersh, in 
the same county, of the yearly value of 26/. 17*. Z\d. ; the manor of Leiham, 
CO, Suffolk, of the yearly value of 31/. 10s. 0\d. ; the manor of Kereseie, in 
the same county, of the yearly value of 22/. I65. Od. ; the manor, town, and 
hundred of Aulton, co. Southampton, of the yearly value of 86/. 7*. 6|f/. ; 
the manor of Bedehampton, in the same county, of the yearly value of 
67/. Qs. 8|rf. ; the town of Andevre, in the same county, of the yearly value 
of 104/. 1*. Or/. ; the manor of Wockyng' with the members of Sutton, Hoke, 
and Piribright, in co. Surrey, of the yearly value of 58/. 3*. 2\d. ; the town 
of Wichio, CO. Worcester, of the yearly value of 89/. 5*. Od. ; the manor of 
Eston, CO. Northampton, of the yearly value of 34/. 6*. lOfc?. ; the manor of 
Torpel, in the same county, of the yearly value of 56/. 7*. 7c/. ; the manor 
of Upton, in the same county, of the yearly value of 15/. Is. A\d. ; the manor 
of Gretham with the member of Thorle and other appurtenances in Wayn- 
flet and elsewhere in co. Lincoln, of the yearly value of 38/. 9*. 3c/. ; two 
parts of the manor of Caldecote, co. Huntiagdon, of the yearly value of 
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value of 75/. 16^. 2d. ; and 6/. 5*. 0^/. yearly from the form of 50/. that the 
abbot and convent of Ramesaie render for the fair of the town of St. Iveg, 
CO, Huntingdon. By K. & C. 

To John de Ilouton, escheator beyond Trent. Oriler to deliver to the 
aforesaid Margaret the said manor of Assheford in the Peak. By K. & C. 

Memeranduin, that, in the parliament summoned at Westminster on 
Monday after St. Katlierine, 4 Edward J II., it was agreed by the king and 
the whole parliament tliat Margaret should have her dower of the laudw, 
knights' fees, and advowsons of churches of the said carl, as appears more 
fully by the agreement aforesaid enrolled on the back of the [letters] Close for 
the said year. 

Feb. lo. To William Trussell, escheator this side Trent. Margaret, late the wife 

Langley. of Edmund, earl of Kent, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in the last parliament at Westminster, tliat the earl died seised of 
the castle, borough, and honour of Arundel and of the manors of I£stdene, 
Westdene, Seugleton, Ciierleton, Leumenstre, Northstok, Bourne, Stanstede, 
Wollavyngton, Palingham, and Dunherst, co. Sussex, and of the manor of 
Kyneleye, co. Wilts, of the king's grant, wherefore she ought to have dower 
thereof, which castle, borough, honour, and manors the king has caused to 
be restored to Richard son of Ednmnd, late earl of Arundel, as things that 
are of his inheritance, by the as.sent of the prelates, earls, barons, and 
proceres of the realm in the said parliament, and she has besought the king 
to cause other lands to be assigned to h<^r in recompence for her dower of 
the premises, which are extended at 627/. 7s. Ad. yearlj-, as appears by 
inquisitions taken by llobert Selyman, late escheator this .side Trent : the 
king therefore orders the escheator to' deliver to her the following of 
the lands in his hands by reason of the minority of the earl of Kent's heir, 
which he has assigned to her, in addition to the dower previously assigned 
to her by him : the manor of Swannescomp, co. Kent, of the yearly value of 
58/. 17*. o\d.', the hundred of Bcrdestaple, co. Essex, of the yearly value 
of 15/. ; and the yearly ferm of fiO/. that the abbot and convent of Kirke- 
stalle render for the manor of Colyngham, co. York ; and 43/. 15*. CV/. of 
the yearly ferm of 50/. that the abbot and convent of Ramcseie render for 
the fair of St. Ives, co. Huntingdon ; 29*. 11 |r/. yearly from the yearly ferm 
that the abbot and convent of Stratford render for the manois of Sudbury 
and Hamme, co. Essex: to have until the heir come of age, or until the 
king cause her to be provided with lands to the value elsewhere. 

By K. & C. 

To the abbot and convent of Kyrkestall. Order to answer to Margaret 

henceforth for their ferm aforesaid. By K. & C. 

Et crat patens. 

Meinorandum, that it was agreed in the aforesaid parliament that 

Margaret shall have her dower of the earl's lands, knights' fees, and 

advowsons, as appears by the agreement aforesaid on the dorse of the [letters] 

Close in the aforesaid year. 

Jan. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 

Hertford. 12 February, in the fir.st year of his reign, by his letters patent pardoned 
the men of co.-^. NorthuniI)erliind, Cumberland, and Westmoreland all the 
debts that arc exacted Ironi tl)( ni by summons of the exchequer for green 
wax and for the arrears of forms or for any reason for his time or for the 
times of his prcMleecssors, and also forfeited issues and the chattels of felons, 
and all other debts that they owed to him in any way, with the exception of 
the debts for victuals of the late king bought by them, and it is now shewn 
to liim on their behalf, by petition before him and his council in piirliament, 
that althoufli the kina: often ordered the trea.surer and barons to disrliarge 
th( .s>'d men of all (b'lits due to him from them before the said day, except th© 

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debts for the victuals aforesaid, nevertheless the treasurer and barons have 
hitherto deferred discharging them of the remainder of the accounts of the 
said men and their ancestors of the time when they or their ancestors virere 
sheriffs and other ministers of the king and of his progenitors, and of divers 
other debts, wherefore (hey have besought the king to provide a remedy; as 
it appeared by examination of the aforesaid pardon before the king and his 
council that all debts except those for the A'ictuals aforesaid are pardoned to 
the s:iid men, the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause the said men 
to be discharged of the remainders of the accounts and the arrears of ferms 
and all other debts whatsoever that were owing to the king or his progeni- 
tors by them before the said twelfth day. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 3. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the 

Langley. land that belonged to Richard Beaumond, if it be in the king's hands solely 
for the reason specified below, as the king learns by the record of John de 
Stonore and his fellows, his late justices to hear and determine divers 
felonies in that county, that Ricljard, being indicted before them for 
feloniously slaying William son of Gervase de Wiston at Wyche St. Mary, 
and being asked how he would acquit himself of the felony aforesaid, said 
that he was a clerk and that he could not answer there without the 
ordinaries, and he was convicted so far as a clerk could be convicted by an 
inquisition of the country there taken before the justices, by reason whereof 
his goods and chattels were taken into the king's hands, and because no 
ordinary came to demand him and because he was indicted of other felonies, 
he was remitted to prison, and now the king is given to understand that 
Richard died -in prison a natural death before he was delivered to the 
ordinary of that place, wherefore the king ordered the sheriff and coroners 
of the county to certify him concerning the said death, and they have 
signified that Richard was imprisoned in Launceveton gaol because he was 
indicted before the said justices for divers felonies and trespasses, and that 
he was there detained in great illness for fifteen days, of which illness he 
died on Saturday before St. Leonard last. It is provided that answer shall 
be made to the king for the chattels aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
burgesses of Newcastle-on-T^'ne to be discharged of 40/. of the 100/. 13*. 4</. 
due from them for the ferm of that town for the coming year, as the king 
has pardoned them this sum in aid of the repair of the pile {pile) of the 
bridge of that town, which pile is now broken down, wishing to shew them 
special grace in consideration of the damages sustained by them by the 
frequent comings of the Scots in the late war. Dated at Langley, 3 January, 
in the fourth year.* By pet. of C. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Langley. Elizabeth, late the wife of Roger Damary, has shewn the king that divers 
debts are exacted by summons of the exchequer from her in Roger's name 
as tenant of certain lands of Roger's, and the late king was indebted to 
Roger in divers sums, as appears by divers writs of liberate directed to the 
treasurer and chambei'lains and not yet executed, and she has besought the 
king to order the arrears due to Roger to be allowed to her in the debts 
exacted from her under his name : the king therefore orders them to 
examine the said writs of liberate, which are in the possession of the 
treasurer and chauiberlains, and to obtain information concerning any 
payments that ma}' have been made thereon, and to cause tallies to be levied 
for Elizabeth of the sums of money that still remain to be paid, which are 
to be allowed to her by the treasurer and barons in the debts exacted from 
her under Roger's name as above. By pet. of C. 

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Jan. 26. To the same. John de Lincoln, citizen of London, has shown th(» king, 

Waltham. by petition before him and his council in parliiiment, that ho, by tho late 
king's order by word of mouth, bonj^lit lead, tin, iron, steel, hoards, ropes, 
cables, honey, and divers other small thiiij^s for the works that the said king 
had then ordered to be done in divers places, and the said king onhred the 
sheriffs of London and other his ministers by his letters patent under his 
privy seal to be inteiideut and aiding to John in making the aforesaid 
provisions, as appears by the s-aid letters in John's possession, for which 
thin<:s and fur the expenses about the buying and carriage thereof John has 
not yet been satisfied, and he has besought the king to cause account to be 
made with him for the premises, and to order payment to be made to him of 
what shall be found to be due to him : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons and chamberlains to audit John's account in this behalf, 
and if they find any sum to be due to him, to cause it to be paid to him out 
of the treasury or to cause him to have an assignment for it. 

By i>et. of C. 

Jan. 27. To the same. The executors of the will of Master Thomas de Cobham, late 

Westminster, bishop of Worcester, have shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council, that the late king was indebted to the bishop in 8G/. 35. 8(7. for his ex- 
penses in going to France and for expediting divers affairs there and in the 
duchy of Aquilaiue, as appeal's by divers bills under the seal of tho late king's 
wardrobe in their possession, which sums still remain to be paid to them, 
and they have besought the king to order payment thereof to be made to 
them : the king therefore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to c.iuse 
paymient to be made to the executors of what they shall ascertain to bo due 
to them of the sums contained in the bills, or the treasurer and barons to 
cause an assignment therefor to be made to them. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 3. To the sheriff of Kent. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands 

Langley. of Henry de Leyburn, if they are in the king's hands solely for the reason 
specified below, as Henry was put into exigent to be outlawed in that county, 
and was afterwards outlawed, because he did not come b(;fore tho late king 
to answer to him for the death of William de Cobham, whereof he was 
indicted, by reason of which outlawry his lands in that county were taken 
into the late king's hands, and they are still in the king's hands in the sherilf's 
cu.stody, and the outlawry aforesaid is annulled and revoked because Henry 
on the day of the promulgation of the outlawry and long before and after 
that day was in prison in the castle of Vises, as appears by the tenor of the 
record and process of the annullation aforesaid, wliich the king has cau.sed 
to coiue before him in chancery under the eeal of Geoffrey le Scrop, his chief 
justice. 



Membraxe 28. 

Feb. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Emma, 

Langley. late the wife of Robert de Monte Alto, executrix of his will, to whom the 
king committed the custody of the lands of John de Sancto Johanne, tenant 
in chief, during the minority of John's heir, to be discharged of the extent 
of the manor of Sotwell, co. Berks, as the king on 14 May, in the third 
year of his reign, — at the prosecution of Margaret, late tho wife of \V'illiam 
de Berelbrd, .suggesting that the aforesaid John had demised to her the said 
manor for a term of years then not expired, which manor was taken into the 
king's hands by reason of John's death, and praying the king to provide for 
her indemnity in this behalf, — granted that IVIargaret should have jigain ami 
hold the sjiid manor for so long as it should remain in his hands, rendering 
to the exchequer he extent thereof, as contained in his letters patent. 

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¥vh. Id. To Robert (le Ilambury, chaniberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 

Laiigli-y. Joliii (le Wysbam, justice of North Wales, the arrears of his fee for his olfice 
for the time of the chamberlain's ofBce, and to pay to him the same fee 
henceforth, 

Feb. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the abbot 

Windsor. and convent of Egleston to be discharged of the 15/. 13s. 4d. due from them 
to the exchequer, for ^^ctuals bought by them from the late king, which sum 
is attermined to them at the exchequer, as the king has pardoned them this 
sum, in consideration of the damages sustained by them by the frequent 
comings of the Scots into those parts. By pet. of C. 

Jan. 27. To the same. Order to cause the citizens of Carlisle to be discharged of 

Walihani. 40/. of the 80/. due from them to the exchequer for the ferm of their city 
for IVIichaelmas term last, as the king has pardoned them this sum in aid of 
the repair of the walls and ditches of the city aforesaid and of certain 
engines there, in consideration of the damages sustained by them by the 
frequent comings of the Scots into those parts. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 6. To tlie same. Master Richard de Haveryng', son and heir of John de 

Laugley. Haveryng', has shewn the king that John, when he was the sheriff of 
Edward I. in eo. Southampton, in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th years of his 
reign, incurred divers costs and expenses about the repair of Winchester 
castle and the houses therein and in the carriage of timber for the said king's 
engines there, and in the payment to William de Candevre, then the said 
king's coroner, by divers writs of precept to the sum of 198/. 11*. lid. 
which sum was put in view upon John on his account of the shrievalty for the 
said 6th year, but because he had not then any writs of the said king, he did 
not then obtain allowance for the aforesaid sum, as appears by the roll of 
the memoranda of the seventh year of the said king, by reason whereof the 
said Richard is distrained for the aforetaid sum for the king's use by the 
sheriff of Wiltshire, and he has besought the king to order a remedy to be 
provided in this behalf: as it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls 
of the said king's chancery, that the said king, on 22 May, in the 3rd year 
of his reiga, ordered the sheriflf" of Southampton by his writ to cause the 
bridge of Winchester castle and the houses of the same to be repaired, and 
ordered Adam Gurdon, keeper of the forest of Alheholt, by another writ to 
cause the abbot of Hyde, Winchester, the prior of St, Swithin's there, and 
the sheriff of Southampton, surveyors of the works of the said castle, to 
have thirty oaks fit for timber in that forest, and ordered Matthew de 
Columbariis, keeper of the forests of Cheut and Derley, by another writ to 
cause the abbot, prior, and sheriff to have thirty oaks in the said forests for 
the aforesaid works, the king orders the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer to search the rolls and memoraiLda of the exchequer concerning 
the premises, and if they ascertain that John expended the aforesaid sum 
for the purposes aforesaid, they are to cause Richard to be discharged 
thereof at the exchequer, although he cannot shew any writs of precept of 
the said king. 

Feb. 17. To the same. John Sefoule has shewn the king, by petition before him 

Windsor. and his council, that the king is indebted to him in 50/. for his fee for the 
time Avhen he was one of the late king's justices to take assizes in 
cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, as appears by divers of the late king's writs of 
liberate sent to the treasurer and chamberlains of that time at John's 
prosecution, and remaining in the exchequer, and John is indebted to the 
king in a sum of money for the time when he was the late king's sheriff" of 
the said counties, and he has besought the king to cause the said 50/. to be 
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treasurer and barous to see the said writs and other memoranda of the 
exchequer, and to cause to be allowed to John in the sum due from him 
what they shall ascertain to be in arrear of his fee aforesaid. By pet. of 0. 

Jan. 2G. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamherlaing. 

Waltlmiu. "William de Felton, king's yeoman, has shewn the king, by petition before 
him and his council in parliament, tiiat the king is indebted to William in 
100 marks of the arrears of the 50 marks yearly from the exchequer granted 
to him by the late king, as appears by divers writs of liberate in their 
possession in the exchequer, and he has besought the king to order this sum 
to be paid to him : the king therefore orders them to see the late king's 
letters patent to William, and to pay to William the said 100 marks out of 
the treasury, or to cause him to have suitable assignment therefor. 

By pet. of C. 

Jan. 26. To the same. John le Botillerand Joan his wife, executrix of the will of 

Wttltham. Thomas de Sanford, and William de HoUe and William Milksop, Joan'a 
co-executors, have shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in 
parliament, that he is indebted to them in 24/. 4*. lOd. for the surplus of 
Thomas's account of the time when he was the late king's constable of 
Porcestre castle and keeper of the forest of La Bere, and for divers other 
causes, as appears by the said account, which was lately rendered at the 
exchequer, and they have besought the king to order the aforesaid sum to 
be paid to them : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons and 
chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer touching 
the said account, and if they ascertain that the aforesaid sum is still owing 
to the executors, to cause payment or assignment to be made to them for it. 

By i)et. of C. 

Feb. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 

Langley. on 30 April, in the 19th year of his reign, granted to Edmund Bacun the 
custody of all the lands of Giles de Brewosa, in the said king's hands by 
reason of the minority of John, son and heir of Giles, to have, with tho 
knights' fees, advowsons, reversions, etc., until the heir came of age, or, 
if John died a minor without an heir of his body, until Alexander, John's 
brother, came of age, and the king now learns from the complaint of John 
de Boselyngthorp, son and heir of Richard de Boselyngthorp, that although 
Edmund levied relief from him for the lands that Richard his father held at 
liis death of the said heir, which Edmund caused to be seised into his hands 
after Richard's death, the treasurer and barons nevertheless exact five maiks 
from John for his relief for the said lands that are thus held of the heir by 
reason of an order of the late king's dated 12 June, in the 19th year of hia 
reign, to his escheator this side Trent to take security from John for 
payment of his relief to the exche(iuer for the lands that his father hiJd la 
chief, wherefore .John has besought the king to provide a remedy : as it ia 
found by the inquisitions taken after Richard's death by the late king's 
order that Richard at his death held in his demesne as of fee certain lands in 
Boselyngthorp of the aforesaid heir, a minor thus in the said king's wardsliij), 
as of the manor of Loutheburgh by the service of two parts of a knight's 
fee, the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause the exaction of the 
said five marks from John for his relief to be superseded, anil to cause* him 
to be dischiirged thereof at the exche(juer ; provided tiiut relief of other 
lands that Richard held of the said king in chief bo levied, if it have not yet 
been levied. 

Feb. 10, To the same. Roger Ileyron has shewn the king, by petition b(>forchira 

Laugley. find his council in |)arliament, that he expended divers costs whun he was ron- 

stablo of Bauinhurgh castle in th<! repair of the walls, houses, engines, l)ViiUl- 

iugs, and other things iu the castle, and paid divers wages to the watchinen and 

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gatekeepers of tlie custle, iiiul the treasurer and barons have hitherto 
deferred allowing him the said costs and wa<ijes in his account, wherefore he 
has besought the king to provide a remedy: the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to see the parcels of the said costs delivered before 
them by Roger, and to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
and to enquire concerning the costs and wages, and to cause to be allowed 
to Roger what they shall ascertain he expended in the repairs aforesaid 
and such wages for the watchmen and gatekeepers as have been usually 
allowed to other constables heretofore. By pet. of C 

Feb. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Langley. Robert de Hornclif has shewn the king, by petition before him and hia 
council in parliament, that he is bound to render account at the exchequer 
of the time when he was constable of Baumburgh castle, that the king is 
indebted to him in divers sums of money, as appears by divers writs of 
liberate in the exchequer, and he has besought the king to cause his account 
to be audited, and if any sum be found due from him to the king, to cause it 
to be allowed to him in the debts due to him from the kina:, and if the king 
be found indebted to him, to order such debts to be paid to him : the king 
therefore orders them to audit Robert's account, and to cause the debts to 
be paid or allowed to him as above. By pet. of 0. 

Feb. 24. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John, son 

Croydon. and heir of Christina de Bydyk, tenant in chief of the late king, to have 
seisin of his mother's lands, as he has proved his age before Robert Selyman, 
late escheator this side Trent, and the king has taken his homage. 

By p.s. [4374.] 

Feb. 25. To the justiciary of Ireland and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 

Croydon, of Dublin. The men and tenants of the town of Tassagard have shewn the 
king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, that they are so 
impoverished by the hostile attacks of Irish enemies and by divers fires and 
by rapine of their possessions that they are hardly able to pay to the king 
201. yearly, whereas they were wont to render lOOZ. yearly to the exchequer 
of Dublin, and that although they have often sought for a remedy in the 
premises from the king's council there, nevertheless they are not able to 
obtain one without the king's special order, and they have besought the 
king to remit to them the arrears of their ancient ferm for the enclosure 
of their town against the attacks of the enemies aforesaid, because there is 
no one at the king's peace between that town and the said enemies : the 
king therefore orders the justiciary and treasurer and barons to obtain 
information concerning the premises by inquisition and otherwise, and to 
make remission of the said arrears in so far as they shall find by the 
information aforesaid that grace ought to be shewn to the said men ; 
provided that the men find security to expend what shall be thus remitted 
about the enclosure of their town. By pet. of pari. 

Membrane 27. 

Feb. 14. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Langley. further with the manor of Brottelby, co. Lincoln, which was taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Edmund, late earl of Kent, and to 
restore the issues thereof to Margaret, late the wife of the said earl, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by Robert Selyman, late escheator this side 
Trent, that Edmund and Margaret held jointly on the day of Edmund's 
death the said manor of the gift of William de Clif, clerk, for the life of 
Alesia de Lacy, countess of Lincoln, and that Edmund and Margaret 
continued their seisin of the manor from the time of the gilt until Edmund's 
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Feb. 12. To John Bjk, keeper of the manors of Wlietel(\v and Grcngolcy. At the 

Langlcy. prosecution of tlic {)rior of Wirkosop, by petition before the king and his 
council in parliament at Westminster in the first year of his reign, suggest- 
ing that Wiilter, sometime prior of that phice, was disseised hv Constance de 
Byern and John de Vescy and others of a windiuill in CJryngeleye and of 
the suit of the men of that town to the mill, which mill and suit Walter had 
of the feoffment of Matilda de Lovetot, sometime lady of that town, and that 
Walter recovered the mill and suit by recognition of an assize against 
Constance and John and others named in the original writ before Jolin de 
Raygate and his fellows, the justices of Edward I. to take assizes iu 
CO. Xottingham, and that judgment of the assize was not rendered by the 
said justices because Constance held the manor of Gryngeleye iu dower by 
assignment of the said king, to whom the reversion of tiie manor was 
reserved, and Constance and John, pending the rendering of the judgment 
aforesaid, moved the mill out of the prior's soil, and placed and erected it 
elsewhere in the town on Constance's soil, and that the record and process 
of the assize were afterwards sent before Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, 
the late king's justices to hold pleas before him, together with the petition 
of the present prior concerning the premises, in order to do justice, and it 
was considered before them that the prior should cause his mill aforesaid to 
be re-erected (reparari), it" he wished; by reason whereof the prior caused 
the mill to be constructed anew ; and when it was constructed, as the keeper 
of the manor of Gryngeley did not permit the aforesaid men to make suit at 
that mill as they were wont to do before the disseisin, the king, at the prior's 
prosecution, appointed certain of his subjects to enquire whether such suit 
was owed to the mill or not, and concerning other articles in this behalf; 
and although it was found by the inquisition that the suit Avas owed to the 
said mill, and that the priors were seised thereof, the prior could not have 
any execution upon the inquisition because the manor was assigned to Queen 
Isabella before the inquisition was returned ; wherefore, upon another 
petition of the prior in the parliameuL at Northampton in the second year of 
the reign, the king ordered Simon de Bereford, the said queen's keeper of tiie 
manor, to do justice to the prior in the premises according to the tenor of 
the said inquisition ; which Simon, having no respect to such order, caused 
the aforesaifl mill to be removed from the place where it stood, and caused 
it to be carried and erected in the manor of Wheteleye, which he then held 
at ferm of the said queen, and compelled the tenants of that manor to do 
suit at the mill ; by reason whereof the king, at the petition of the prior 
before him and his council in the last parliament at Westinin.--ter, praying 
for restitution of the mill and suit aforesaid, ai)pointed Robert do Pyrpount, 
Richard de Whatton, and William Basset to make inquisition by men of 
CO. Nottingham, in ihe presence of the keeper of the manor of \N'heteleye, 
concerning the premises; and it is found by the inquisition that the saicl 
Simon, when he was Queen Isal)ella's termor of the manor of Whett-ley, 
removed the piior's said mill situate on the prior's soil of Gryngeley, and 
caused it to be carried and taken by engines and the draught of oxen and 
horses to the manor of Wheteley, and caused it to be erect( d on the soil of 
that manor, and that there was then no other mill in the manor of Wheteley, 
and that he would thus make profit {appruasse) of the suit of the tenants of 
that manor at the mill aforesaid : the king therefore orders the keeper to 
deliver the mill thus erected on the soil of the manor of Wheteley to the 
prior, to be rejdaced where it stood b<-fore tiie removal aforesaid, or 
elsewhere as the prior shall see fit, and, after the mill have been thus 
replaced or erected, to cause the prior to have the suit of the men of 
Gryngeley pertaining to the mill, and to j)erniit the men to grii;d their corn 
at the mill without impediment, just lus the men of that town and ilu ir 
ancestors were wont to grind at the prior's mill there. liy p«'t, of C. 



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Feb. 20. 
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Feb. 15. 
Langley. 



;13;]"[. 3fembrane 27 — cont. 

Feb. 1.'2. To Richard de Par. Ordei- to lend to Bi-rtrand Calculi 251. of the king's 

Elthniu. money in bis custody that the lung oi'duined to send to the duchy [of 

Aquitaine], receiving from Bertrand letters obligatory to repay the same to 

Richard on the latter's first coming to the duchy. By K. 

The like to the said Richard for 50/. in favour of Reymund Durand. 

By K. 

To Adam de Wythyford, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
Richard de Holaud, keeper of the castle of Crukyn, the arrears of the fee 
that he ought to receive for the custody of the castle, and to pay to him such 
fee henceforth for so long as he shall have the custody. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to John de Crurabewell, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, for 
18/. 13*. 9^d. paid by him to the prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle, for the 
tenth penny of all extra-parochial agistments within the forest of Ingelwode, 
in execution of the king's order [as in the preceding volume of this Calendar^ 
page 461]. 

Feb. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Langley. William de Weston the king's yeoman, has shewn the king by petition 
before him and his council in parliament, that Edward I. was indebted to 
him in 600/. and the late king in 300 marks and lbs. for his wages for the 
time when he was in their service in the wars of Scotland and for recom- 
pence for his horses lost in the said wars, as appears by a bill of the 
wardrobe of Edward I. and by certain bills of the late king's chamberlain of 
Scotland in William's possession, for which he has not yet been satisfied, 
and he has besought the king to order payment or assignment to be made to 
him for the said sums : the king therefore orders them to see the said bills, 
and to pay to William what they shall find to be owing to him, or to cause 
him to have an assignment therefor. By pet. of C. 

Feb. 4. To Edmund Hakelut. Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken by 

Laagley. Robeit Selyman, late escheator this side Trent, that Roger Martel and Ivo 
Martel, sometimes lords of the manor of Hyneton Martel, granted by their 
charters in frankalmoin to the prior and convent of Ohristchurch, Twynham, 
a rent of 103*. and 2 quarters of wheat yearly from the manor aforesaid, and 
that the prior and his predecessors received the rent without interruption 
from time out of mind until the manor came to the late king's hands by the 
death of Peter son of Reginald and of Reginald son of Reginald, late lords 
of the manor, tenants in chief, and by reason of the minority of their heirs, 
and that 50*. and 10 bushels of wheat of the said rent yearly from the 
purparty of the heir of Peter son of Reginald are in arrear to the prior and 
convent for eight years after Peter's death, and that 40*. aud 6 bushels of 
wheat of the rent of the purparty of the heir of Reginald son of Reginald 
are in arrear to them for two years after Reginald's death, and that the prior 
was seised of the residue of the said rent by the hands of Nicholas de 
Odecoumbe, tenant of a sixth part of the manor, and that the manor is worth 
10/. yeaily beyond the rent aforesaid, and it appears by inspection of the 
aforesaid charters exhibited in chancery that the gifts were made in form 
aforesaid : the king orders Edmund to pay to the prior the arrears of the 
aforesaid 40«. and 6 bushels from the purparty of the heir of Reginald son 
of Reginald of the manor, which is in Edmund's custody by the king's 
grant, and to pay the same yearly henceforth for so long as the purparty 
shall be in his custody. 

The like to Hugh de Poyntz concerning the 55s. and 10 bushels of wheat 
from the purparty of the heir of Reginald son of Reginald that is in his 
custody. 



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1331. 

Feb. 22. 
Eltham. 



Marfh 20. 
Eltham. 

Jhti. 26. 

Wft'tham 

Hol^ Cross. 



Feb. 13. 
Windaor. 



Feb. 20. 
Wiodsor. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

To the collectors of the old and new customs in the port of Ipswich. 
Order to pay to Dinus Forsetti, Peter Keyneri, Baiilmloinew IJarile, 
Lotrinus de Colyne, and Lotienis Johau, and their tellows, merchants of the 
society of the Hardi of Florence, by indenture nil monevs from the cus- 
toms in that port, and one leaf (/b/<///«) of the king's seal called ' coket ' of 
the old custom, and his seal called * coket ' of the new custom, until they 
have been satisfied for the debts due to them from the kinj;, as the j^aid 
Dinus, Peter, Bartholomew ami their fellows, merchants of the said society, 
undertook before the king and his council to pay a certain sum of money 
daily into his wardrobe for the expenses of his household from 17 Augu>t, in 
the 3rd year of his reign, for a certain time, and the kin«» granted to them 
all issues of the customs aforesaid until they should be satisfied, notwith- 
standing any assignments previously made thereon, excepting the assign- 
ments made by the king to John de Hanon[ia], the count of Julers, John 
de Berners, William Chaumberleyn, and Gerard de Potes. The king will 
cause tallies to be levied at his receipt for the collectors for the same to be 
paid by them to the said merchants, and will cause the tallies t j be delivered 
to them for their discbarge. 

The like to the collectors in the following ports : 
Great Yarmouth Sandwich. 

Lenne Chichester. 

Boston. Wynchelse. 

Uertilpol. Weymuth and 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. Melcombe. 

The like to the collectors in the port of Southampton. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
The abbot of Leycestre has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that the king was indebted to him in 100 marks for a 
loan, as appears by liis letters patent in the abbot's possession, and the 
treasurer and barons and chamberlains have caused 56/. 4*. A\d. of the 
aforesaid sum to be allowed to the abbot, by virtue of the king's letters of 
privy seal directed to them, in the sum of money that the abbot was bound 
to pay to the king for the tenth lately granted to him by the clergy, and 
10/. 8*. lift/, still remain to be paid to the abbot, and he has besought the 
king to order this sum to be paid to him : the king therefore orders them 
to see the letters aforesaid and the memoranda of the exchenuer, and if they 
ascertain that the said sum is still owing to the abbot, to pay it to him at the 
exchequer, or to cause him to have allowance therefor in the next payment 
due from him for the tenth for four years imposed upon the clergy of 
England by the pope, a moiety whereof was granted to the king. 

By pet. of C. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 
the houses, tower, walls, and bridges of the castle, the houses and walls of 
the king's garden without the castle, the houses and ponds of Wyndesore 
park, the palings and enclosure round the parks there, the houses and walls 
of the manor of Kenyngton, and the paling and wall round the king's park 
there to be repaired by the view and testimony of the viewer of the king's 
■works there. By K. & C 

Membrane 26. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
U) Margaret, late the wife of Kclmund, earl of Kent, tenant in ehief, iIms 
following of tlie earl's knights' fees, which the king has assigned to her in 
dower: a fee in Ardeleye, co. Essex, which Walter Bayunrd holds, of the 



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2331 . Membrane 2G — cont. 

yearly value of 10/. ; a fee in Listen, Dannebury, and Coryn^hara, in the 
saiuo county, which Hugh son of Simon holds, of the yearly value of 20/.; a 
W^G ill Little Tliurrok, in the same county, which John Swery hold.s, of the 
yoiirly value of 10/. ; a moiety of a fee in Fairstede, in the same county, 
which moiety John Dyu, knight, holds, of the yearly value of G/. 13*. 4rf.; 
a moiety of a fee in Gyugerolf, in the same county, which moiety Richard 
Gosham holds, of the yearly value of 10/.; a quarter of a fee in the same 
county, which quarter John de Carmeiiho holds, of the yearly value of 30«. ; 
a quarter of a fee in Wylingehale, in the same county, which quurter John 
Rokle holds, of the yearly value of 30*. ; a moiety of a fee in Braghyng, in 
the same county (sic), which moiety Henry de Pentelewe holds, of the yearly 
value of GO*. ; a fee in Todenham, co. Suffolk, which Edmund de Hemme- 
grave holds, of the yearly' value of 10/. ; a fee in Stanton, in the same 
county, which Hervey de Stanton held, of the yearly value of 15/. ; a moiety 
of a fee in Northburgh, co. Northampton, which moiety the abbot of Peter- 
borough holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a quarter of a fee in Sutthorp, 
in the same county, which quarter the heirs of Richard de Walcote hold, of 
the yearly value of 100*. ; a quarter of a fee in the same town, which 
quarter John Griffyn, knight, holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; a moiety 
of a fee in Okele, co. Kent, which moiety William Sender held, of the 
yearly value of 50*.; a moiety of a fee in Bocland, in the same county, 
which moiety Richard de Bucland held, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a fee 
in Randolveston and Fordingbrigg, co. Somerset {sic), which Maurice le Brun 
holds, of the yearly value of 13/. 6* 8c/. ; a fee in Esshemaners, in the same 
county, which John Randolf holds, of the yearly value of 20/.; two parts of 
a fee in Fidelton, in the same county, which parts Richard de Coumbe holds, 
of the yearly value of 10/. ; a quarter of a fee in Newenham, in the same 
county, which quarter John le Botiller holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; 
a tenth of a fee in Nettelham, co. Lincoln, which tenth John Knyght holds, 
of the yearly value of 40*. ; a tenth of a fee in Wyvelingham, in the same 
county, which tenth John le Arblaster holds, of the yearly value of 23*. 4<7.; 
a sixth of a fee in Wyvelingham and Stowe, in the same county, which 
Bixth John son of Roger de Wyvelingham holds, of the yearly value of 60*.; 
a quarter of a fee in Billingburgh, in the same county, which quarter John 
de Cesterton holds, of the yearly value of 100*.; a fee and three parts in 
Pitteworth, in the same county, which Adam de Braceby and John de 
Ounesby hold, of the yearly value of 6/. 13*. 4<7. ; a quarter of a fee in 
Faldyngworth, in the same county, which quarter Alan de Scures holds, of 
the yearly value of 6*. 8a. ; a fortieth part of a fee in Refham, in the same 
county, which part Roger son of Gregory de Wylingham holds, of the 
yearly value of 6*. 'dd. ; a fee in Ousthorp, in the same county, which John 
de Ry holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a fee in Fillingham, in the same 
county, which the heir of Thomas Bardolf holds, of the yearly value of 30A, 
a third of a fee in the same town, which third William de Snartford holds, 
of the yearly value of 40*. ; a tenth of a fee in Sudbrok, in the same county, 
which tenth Thomas son of John Aubert holds, of the yearly value of 20*. ; 
a quarter of a fee in Osberneby, Neuton, and Trikyngham, in the same 
county, which quarter Adam de Braceby holds, of the yearly value of 40*.; 
a quarter of a fee in Osberneby, in the same county, which quarter Philip 
de Ounesby holds, of the yearly value of 40*.; three parts of a fee in 
Kesteby, in the same county, which parts Thomas Olifart holds, of the 
yearly value of 40*. ; a quarter of a fee in Ounesby, in the same county, 
which quarter Robert de Saltfleteby holds, of the yearly value of 40*. ; a 
a moiety of a fee in the same town, which moiety John de Isny holds, of 
the yearly value of 60*. ; a moiety of a fee in Wyvelingham, in the same 
county, which Henry de Milton and Agnes his wife hold, of the yearly 
value of 100*. ; a fee in Ingelby and Thorp- in-les-Falwes, in the same 



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1331. Membrane 26—cont. 

county, which Thomas de Multon holds, of the yearly vahie of 40/. ; a tenth 
of a fee in llorblyng, in the same county, which teiitli WilUani Auncel 
holds, of the yearly value of 20*. ; a moiety and an eighth of a fee in 
Osbernby, Neuton, and Trikyngham, in the same county, which parts 
John Sourdevale holds, of the yearly value of G/. 13». 4(i. ; a moiety and 
an eighth of a fee in Osbernby, Neuton, Swarby, and ^Maothorp, in the 
same county, which John son of John I)ru of Wywell holds, of the yearly 
value of G/. 13a-. 4(/. ; a moieiy of a fee in Askeby near Parteney, in the 
same county, which moiety John de Wyluby holds, of the yearly value 
of 100s.; a quarter of a fee in Steynwath and Casthorp,in the same county, 
which quarter the abbot of Swynesheved holds, of the yearly value of 100.?.; 
a moiety of a fee in Killingholm, in the same county, which moiety lialph 
de Wellewyk holds, of the yearly value of 100*.; a moiety of a fee in 
Hauton near Grimesby, in the same county, which moiety Simon de 
Grimesby holds, of the yearly value of 6/. 13*. 4d. ; a moiety of a lee in 
Humberston and Teteneye, in the same county, which moiety William de 
Elkyngton, Geoff jey Maudeleyn, and llobert Charneles hold, of the yearly 
value of 100*. ; a quarter of a fee in Hauton near Grimesby, in the same 
county, which quarter Roger de Aisteiby holds, of the yearly value 
of 66*. Sd. ; a twentieth of a fee in Thedelthorp, in the same county, which 
twentieth part John son of Simon son of Guy liolds, of the yearly value of 
26*. 8d.; a twentieth of a knight's fee in Malberthorp, in the same county, 
which twenlieth part the said John holds, of the yearly value of 2G*. 8</. ; a 
sixth of a knight's fee in Farlesthorp, in the same county, which part 
William de Friskeneye holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; a sixth of a fee 
in the same town, which part the heirs of Robert Seylbert hold, of the 
yearly value of 60*. ; a moiety of a fee in Waynflet, Friskeneye, and Irby, 
in the same county, which moiety John son of Simon de Waynflet holds, of 
the yearly value of 100*. ; a moiety of a fee in Langeton, Hagworthingham, 
Sausthorp and Ulseby, in the same county, which moiety John son of John 
de Langeton holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a quarter of a fee in 
Langeton and Ulseby, in the same county, which quarter Robert de 
Grendale holds, of the yearly value of 40*. ; a quarter of a fee in Sausthorp 
and Langeton, in the same county, which quarter the heirs of Alan Malbissh 
hold, of the yearly value of 20*. Hd.; a fee in Salmanby, in the same county, 
Avhich Richard de Stretton, canon of Lincoln, holds, of the yearly value 
of 20/. ; a quarter of a fee in Donsthorp, in the same county, which quarter 
the heirs of Adam de London hold, of the yearly value of 40*. ; a moiety of 
a fee in Scamelesby, in the same county, which moiety the heirs of llobert 
Martel hold, of the j early value of 4/.; a fee and a half in Tathewell, 
Malteby, Raythcby, and Halington, in the same county, which William 
Fraunceys of Tathewell holds, of the yearly value of 10/.; a quarter of a 
fee in Donyngton, in the same county, which quarter Simon atte Halle of 
Donyngton holds, of the yearly value of 40*. ; a quarter of a fee in the 
eame town, which quarter John Smyth of Donyngton holds, of the yearly 
value of 40*. By K. & C. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Margaret the following 
of the said earl's knights' fees: a moiety of a fee in Cloptou, co. SuiTolk, 
which moiety Peter de Boxstede holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; a 
quarter of a fee in Catworth, co. Huntingdon, which quarter John Baustou 
holds, of the yearly value of 20*. ; a fee in Loliolra, co. Northampton, which 
Robert de Lohohu holds, of the yearly value of G/. 13*. id. ; a sixth of a 
fee in Ryhale, co. Rutland, which sixth Henry do Sprotton holds, of the 
yearly value of 20.y. ; a sixth of a fee in the same town, which sixth irii\ry 
son of Thomas holds, of the yearly value of 20*.; a f(>e in Cow^kbury, 
CO. Eatex, which the prior of Ccrmundeseye holds, of the yearly value of 



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2331 Membrane 26 — cont. 

100.<. ; n nioioty of a feo in Walhop, co. Somerset {sic), which moiety Claricia 
tie IJuklond holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a fee in Wodebrigg, in the 
same county, which Richard son of John liolds, of the yearly vahie of 20/. ; 
a tenth of a fee in Coldehancworth, co. Lincoln, which tenth Walter de 
Oinu'by holds, of the yearly value of 60s. ; two parts of a fee in Wyveling- 
ham, in the same county, which parts the said Walter holds, of the yearly 
value of 4/. ; a moiety of a fee in Billingburgh, in the same county, which 
moiety William de Marmyou holds, of the yearly value of 6/. 13s. 4</. ; a 
third of a fee in Wyvelingham, in the same county, which third Adam de 
Svvilington held, of the yearly value of 60s. ; a moiety of a fee in Goldyng- 
ton, Bestburgh, and Thorp, in the same county, which moiety William de 
Kyme holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a quarter of a fee in Ingbarn, in 
the same county, which quarter Robert de HelcAvell holds, of the yearly 
value of 40s. ; a tenth of a fee in Brottelby, in the same county, which 
tenth Walter le Clerk of Brottelby holds, of the yearly value of 10s. ; a fee 
in Risum, in the same county, which John deRocheford holds, of the yearly 
value of 10/. ; an eighth of a fee in Ulseby, in the same county, which 
eighth Richard son of William de Ulseby holds, of the yearly value 
of Q.I. Sd. ; an eighth of a fee in the same town, which eighth Nicholas the 
clerk of Ulseby holds, of the yearly value of 6s. 8d. ; a moiety of a fee in 
Merston, Drydonyngton, and Bradon, in the same county, which moiety the 
heirs of Payn Tibetot hold, of the yearly value of 6/. 13s. 4d. ; a moiety of 
a fee in Wylughby and Assheby, in the same county, which moiety William 
Darmyn holds, of the yearly value of 10/ ; a quarter of a fee in Billing- 
burgh, in the same county, which quarter Beatrice, late the wife of Thomas 
de Brun holds, of the yearly value of 10/. ; a fee in Swaby and Humberston, 
in the same county, which Adam de Well holds, of the yearly value of 10/.; 
an eighth of a fee in Humberston and Teteneye, in the same county, which 
eighth the abbot of Humberston holds, of the yearly value of 40s. ; three 
parts of a fee in Thedelthorp, in the same county, which parts John de 
Sulley holds, of the yearly value of 100s. ; a quarter of a fee in Tathewell, 
Malteby, Raytheby, and Halington, in the same county, which quarter John 
son of Florence holds, of the yearly value of 4/. : which the king has 
assigned to Margaret, in addition to the dower previously assigned to her, 
to have during the minority of the earl's heir, or until the king cause her to 
be provided elsewhere with knights' fee to the same value, in response to 
her petition before him and his council in the last parliament at West- 
minster, shewing that the earl died seised of the castle, borough, and 
honour of Arundel, and of the manors of Estdene, Westdene, Sengleton, 
CherletoD, Leumenstre, Northstok, Bourne, Stanstede, Wollavyngton, 
Palingham, and Dunberst, co. Sussex, and of the manor of Kyneleye, 
CO. Wilts, with the knights' fees and advowsons of churches pertaining to 
the castle, borough, honour, and manors aforesaid, of the king's grant, so 
that she ought to have dower thereof according to law and custom, which 
castle, borough, honour, and manors, with the knights' fees and advowsons, 
the king has caused to \)e restored to Richard son of Edmund, late earl of 
Arundel, as being of his inheritance, by the assent of the prelates, earls, 
barons, and proceres of the realm in the said parliament, and beseeching the 
king to cause knights' fees to be assigned to her in recompence for her 
dower of the thirty-five knights' fees pertaining to the castle, borough, 
honour, and manors, which fees are extended at 478/. 6s. 8c?. yearly, as 
appears by the inquisitions taken by Robert Selyman, late escheator this 
side Trent. By K. & C. 

Membrane 25. 

Feb. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Croydon. Whereas the king lately ordered the treasurer and barons to cause to come 



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1331. Membrane 25 — cont. 

before thorn John Dnrcr, and to audit his account of the issues of the 
manors of Egcrefcld and SValecote, co. Norfolk, for the time when they were 
in his hauds, the late king having granted to him the manors, which wore in 
his hands l)y reason of Thomas llocclyn's adherence to Thomas, late earl of 
Lanca^^ter, and to certify the king of the issue of such account, so that he 
miglit cause Thomas Rocelyn to be satisfied for what they should find to be due 
to him, the king having restored to him (he manors by virtue of the agree- 
ment in parliament at Westminster, in the first year of his reign, and 
Thomas having besought the king to restore to him all the issues of the 
manors for the time when they were in John's hands, and the treasurer and 
barons have certified the king that they have audited John's account, and 
that it is found that John levied from the manors, which are extended at 
32/. 7*. 9d. yearly, from 12 August, 17 Edward II., when the late king 
granted the manors to him for life or until he should provide him with 30/. 
of laud yearly for life elsewhere, until St. Matthew, in the 20th year of the 
said king's reign, upon which day Thomas Rocelyn entered the manors, the 
the sum of 284/. 1.3*. \0d. clear: the king, having consideration to the late 
king'.>j grant to John and wishing that he shall receive for each year that he 
held the manors the said 32/. 7*. 9c?., and that Thomas shall be satisfied for 
the remainder of the said 281/. 13*. \0d. for the king's discharge in this 
behalf, orders the treasurer and l)arons and chamberlains to pay to Thomas 
100/. 14«. od. of the extent of the manors for the time that they were in 
John's hands, or to cause him to have an assignment therefor, and to cause 
the remaining 183/. 19*. bd. to be levied from John's lands and chattels 
for Thomas's use. By K. & C. 

Feb. 2 To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to permit Thomas 

Langley. de Bradenestan to have and hold the lands of the late Simon de Northwold, 
tenant in chief, which are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of 
Simon's heir, until further orders, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, 
and to restore to Thomas any issues received thence, the king having lately 
granted the custody of the lands to Thomas during the heir's minority. 

Byp.s. [1327] 

Feb. 18. To the justiciary of Ireland, present or to come. Whereas Edward I. — 

Wiudsor. understanding from the prior of Holy Trinity, Dublin, that the magnates and 
chief lords in Ireland ought to have, and were wont to have in times past, 
the wanbships of land held of them by homage and certain services after the 
death of the tenants thereof, according to the custom in that land, and that 
the prior entered upon the wardship of the manor of Kyneshale, wiiich John 
Coniyn held of him by homage and certjiin .services, after the death of the 
said John, and po.-sesscd the same until the said king's escheator in Ireland, 
believing that the custody of the said manor pertained to the .said king by 
reason cf the voidancc of the priory, took the custody into the said king's 
hands, and that the .said escheator, having afterwards found by inquisition 
that the custody pertained to the prior and not to the said king, restored it 
to the prior, and that Araabilla, late the wife of the said .John, asserting that 
the custody ought to pertain to her bt'cau.^e the manor was held in socage 
and she was the nearest [friend] of John's heir, ejected the prior from the 
cu8to<ly — ordered Robert de Ufford, then justiciary of Ireland, to prefix a 
day to the parties to be before the said king and his council to do and re- 
ceive what shoidd be ordained in this matter, and to send to the said king 
the record and process had in Ireland in this matter with the writs and other 
things touching it ; and the said king afterwards — understanding by the 
said Robert's cicrtificate that the custody of the manor pertained to the prior 
by reason of the homage done to him by the said John, according to the 
aforesaid custom, as was found by an inepiisition that Robert enu.xed to l)o 
made — wibhing to be certified whether the custom aforesaid was approved by 



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1 222 Membrane 25 — cont. 

or nnniilloil by judgment, because the custom was contrary to the laws of 
England, ordered S. bishop of Watcrfbrd, his treasurer of Ireland, and 
Kicliard de Exon[ia], then chief justice of the Bench of Dublin, to search 
the rolls of the justic[iaries] in the treasury and elsewhere, and to send to 
him the records and processes touching the said custom ; and afterwards — 
because it was found by the certificate of the said bishop and Richard that 
Roger Andreu and Rosamund his wife in u suit before Alexander de Notyng- 
ham and his fellows, late justices in eyre at Cassel, between them and Matthew 
Power and Dionisia his wife of this that Matthew and Dionisia should ren- 
der to them the custody of the manor of Cloneth and of 40 acres of land in 
Kylmeroch, as nearest [friends] of the heir of Adam Cristofre, who held the 
manor in socage, recovered the custody aforesaid again'st Matthew and 
Dionisia notwithstanding that the manor and land were held of Matthew and 
Dionisia by homage and certain services — it was considered before the said 
king in his court, because this judgment agreed with the English law, that 
Amabilla should recover her seisin of the said custody of the manor of 
Kyneshale, notwithstanding the custom aforesaid, as appears by the record 
and process before the said king, which the king hag caused to come before 
him ; and the king now learns from the information of the men of Ireland, 
by petition before him and his council in parliament, that the chief lords of 
Ireland now claim the custodies of tenements held of them both by certain 
services and by homage and certain services, according to the aforesaid custom, 
and implead divers men of that land before the justiciary to render to the 
said chief lords such custodies according to the said custom, contrary to the 
law and custom of the realm and the form of the judgments aforesaid 
rendered in the like case, wherefore the men have besought the king to pro- 
vide a remedy : the king therefore orders the justiciary to cause the law and 
custom of the king's realm and not the custom aforesaid to be observed 
henceforth before him and other the king's justic[es] of that land in such 
cases, according to the tenor of the judgments aforesaid. By pet. of C 

To the justices of the Bench of Dublin. Like order to cause the law and 
custom of the realm to be observed in such cases. By pet. of C. 

March 3. To the collectors of the old and new customs in the port of Kyngeston- 

Croydon. on-HuU. Order to deliver to Dinus Forsetti, Peter Reyneri, Bartholomew 
de Barde, Lotrinus de Colyne, and Lotierus Johan, and their fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, after Queen Philippa have 
been paid lOOOZ., by indenture all moneys from the customs in that port, and 
a leaf of the king's seal called ' coket ' of the old custom and his seal called 
*coket' of the new custom in that port, to have until they be satisfied for 
the sum due to them from the king for the expenses of his household, for 
which they promised to pay a certain sum into his wardrobe daily, the king 
having granted to them all issues of the said customs and of other customs 
of the realm until they should be satisfied for the debts aforesaid, excepting 
the assignments made to John de Hanon[ia], the count of Julers, John de 
Berners, William Chaumberleyn, and Gerard de Potes, and excepting (he 
assignment for 1000/. made to Queen Philippa upon the customs in the said 
port, and having granted that, after the said 1000/. had been paid, a leaf of 
the seal called ' coket ' of the old custom and the seal called ' coket ' of the new 
custom in that port should remain in the custody of the said merchants. 

Feb. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, William, son and heir of 

Croydon. William le Latymer, has shewn the king that he is indebted to the ex- 
chequer in divers sums for the debts of William de Latymer his grandfather 
and of William his father and for his own debts, and Edward I. was indebted 
to William's grandfather, and Edward II. was indebted to William's father 
in divers sums of money, as appears by bills of the wardrobe of Edward I. and 
by bills under the seal of that king's chamberlain of Scotland in William's 



5 EDWARD III.— Part I. 205 



1331. Membrane 25— cont. 

possession, and the king is iii(le])te(l to Willinm in divers debts, and he has 
besought the king to cause nil the said debts to be allowed in the debts due 
to the exchequer : the king therefore orders the treiisurer and barons of the 
exchequer to ciUl William before them, and to see the bills aforesaid and any 
other letters and evidences iti Williiun's possession, and to account with him 
for the debts aforesaid, and to allow the sums that they shall lind to be due 
to William in the said debts due to the exchequer, certifying the king in 
chancery of the sums due from William beyond the sums allowed to him. 

By K. 
March 5. To L. bishop of Durham. William de Silkesworth has shewn the king 

Croydon. that he lately arramed au assize of novel disseisin before the bishop's justices 
to take assizes within the liberty of Durham against Richard de Emildon 
and others named in the original writ concerning tenements in Silkesworth 
within the said liberty, and that Richard alleged in pleading that he held 
the two messuages and 50 acres of land placed in view as parcel of the manor 
of Silkesworth, which he holds of the late king's grant, by reason whereof 
the justices have heretofore deferred proceeding to take the said assize, 
"wherefore William has besought the Icing to provide a remedy : the king 
therefore orders the bishop to order the said justices to proceed to the 
taking of the assize, notwithstanding the aforesaid grant or allegation, 
provided that they do not proceed to render judgment herein without 
consultinii the king. 

March 1. To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause all the corn, beasts, and other 
Croydon. goods and chattels in the manor of Ryhnle, in that county, to be appraised 
in the presence of Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, and to 
cause them to be delivered to her by indenture according to such api)raise- 
ment, tjiking from her security to answer to the king for the price thereof 
if they ought to pertain to him, as it was agreed in the last ])arliament at 
Westminster that the earl's heirs should be admitted to his inheritance in 
the same way as they ought to have been admitted if judgment of death 
had not rendered against him, and the king therefore granted to the 
said Margaret, executrix of the earl's will, and to her co-executors that they 
should have all the goods and chattels that belonged to the earl on 14 March 
last, upon whi'h day the king ordered all his goods and chattels to betaken 
into his hands, in order that they might make execution of the earl's will 
notwithstanding the judgment aforesaid, and Margaret has besought the 
king to cause to be delivered to her all the corn, beasts and goods and 
chattels aforesaid in the said manor, and the king wishes to do what is just, 
because the said goods and chattels in the manor ought to pertain to him as 
he learns. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Leicester, for the manor of Casteldonyngton. 

The sheriff of Surrey, for the manor of Wockyng', with the members 

of Iloke, Sutton, nnd Pirebright. 
The sheriff of Gloucester, for the manors of Lechelade and Bardesle. 
The sheriff of Southampton, for the manor of Bcdehampton. 
The sheriff of Gloucester, for the manor of Musardere. 
The sheriff of Somerset, for the manors of Somerton, Kyngesbury, and 

Cammel. 

Membrane 24. 

Feb. 14. To Thomas de Bradestan, constable of Gloucester castle. Order to cause 

Wiudsor. the great tower and the walls and other buildings of the ca.stle and tlie weira 

in the water of Severn ])crtaining to the castle to be repaired by the view 

and testimony of the prior of Llanthony near (xloucester, Robert de Aston, 

and William de Brocworth, expending up to 100 marks. By K. 



20G 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Fi'b. 120. 
Wiudsor. 



Feb. 6. 

Langley. 



Feb. 6. 
Langley. 



Jan. 27. 
Waltham. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king — at 
the prosecution of Matilda, late the wife of Edmund de Plescy, tenant in 
chief, suggesting that Edmund, after he married her, enfeoffed Hugh le 
r)«>spenser, the elder, of certain lands in Bardesle, co. Gloucester, and that 
the lands were taken into the late king's hands by Hugh's forfeiture, and 
are in the king's hands by reason of the minority of the heir of Edmund, 
late earl of Kent, who held the lands to him and the heirs of his body of 
the king's gift, and beseeching the king to cause dower of the said lands to 
be assigned to her — ordered the escheator to make inquisition concerning 
the premises, and it is found thereby that Edmund, after his marriage with 
Matilda, was seised in his demesne as of fee of a messuage, 2 carucates of 
land, 10 acres of meadow, and 102*. \\d. of yearly rent, with the liberties 
pertaining to the said tenements and with other appurtenances, in 
Bradeslegh {sic), and that Edmund afterwards, to wit in IG Edward II., 
enfeoffed the aforesaid Hugh of the premises, and that they are in the king's 
hands by reason of the minority of the aforesaid heir, and that they are 
worth yearly in all issues 8/. 14a-. Od.: the king has assigned to Matilda a 
third of the premises in dower, and orders the escheator to cause the third 
to be assigned and delivered to her. 

To Anthony de Lucy, keeper of the manor of Penerth, or to him who 
supplies his place. The king learns from the bakers of the manor of 
Penerth that whereas they held the king's bakehouses of Penerth at a 
certain yearly ferm, and the bakehouses were wont to be repaired when 
necessary out of the issues of the manor, and the bakehouses were burnt 
and destroyed by the Scots lately invading the realm, so that they have 
been unable to receive any convenience from the bakehouses since then, 
nevertheless the said keeper has leA'ied the ferm from them from the time 
of the destruction of the bakehouses, and has hitherto deferred repairing the 
bakehouses, wherefore they have besought the king to provide a remedy : 
the king therefore orders the keeper to cause the bakehouses to be repaired 
by the view and testimony of Robert de Barton, king's clerk, if he ascertain 
that they were destroyed by the Scots and that they were repaired at the 
king's cost in times past. If they ought to be repaired at the king's cost, 
the ferm shall not be levied from the bakei's until the bakehouses are 
repaired. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Thomas de Toltham, a native-born merchant, has shewn the king, by 
petition before him and his council in parliament, that the king is bound to 
him in 44/. 3*. 8ic?. lent to him by Thomas in the port of London in the 
fh'st year of his reign, as appears by the king's letters patent under the seal 
called 'coket' in Thomas's possession, and he has besought the king to 
cause this sum to be paid to him or to be allowed to him in the next 
customs of wool, hides, and wool-fells to be sent by him out of the realm 
from that port : the king therefore orders them to see the said letters, and 
if they ascertain that the aforesaid sum is still owing to Thomas, to cause it 
to be paid to him out of the treasury or to be allowed to him as above. 

By pet. of C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Marmaduke de Bilton 
has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament, 
that the late king was indebted to him in 67/. 5*. Sd. for the time when he 
dwelt in garrison of the town of Berwick-on-Tweed, as appears by a bill of 
the late king's wardrobe in his possession, and he has besougbt the king to 
cause this sum to be paid to him : the king therefore orders them to see the 
said bill, and if they find that the aforesaid debt is still owing to Marma- 
duke, to cause it to be paid to him out of the treasury, or to cause him to 
have an assignment for it. By pet. of C. 



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1331. Membrane 24 — cont. 

Fel). 18. To Peter Bernard of Pynt-oles and Laurence de Gaillars, keepers of the 

Wiudsor. islands of Gernereye, Jerseye, Serk and Aureneye. Whereas the kinp has 
appointed Robert de Norton and William dc la Rue to survey the estate of 
the islands and of the castles therein, and to inform themselves by inquisi- 
tions and otherwise concerning the value of the islands in rents, profits, 
issues, and other emoluments pertaining to the king both in the sea and on 
land, and concerning certain other things touching the premises, and the 
king has ordained that Robert shall receive 3*. sterling a day and AVilliam 
2s. 6(i. sterling a day for their wages for the time during which they shall be 
thus employed : the king therefore orders the keepers to pay to Robert the 
saitl sum out of their ferm of the islands. 

To the same. Like order for payment of the said William's wagea 
aforesaid. 

Jan. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Waltlmm The abbot of Leicester has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
Holj Cross, council in parliament, that the king is indebted to him in 31/. 13*. 4d. for 
money lent by him to the late king and for corn bought from him for the 
said king's use, as appears by a bill of the said king's wardrobe in his 
possession, and he has besought the king to cause this sum to be allowed to 
him in the next payment that he ought to make of the tenth for four years 
imposed upon the clergy of the realm by the pope, a moiety whereof was 
granted to the king: the king therefore orders them to see the bill aforesaid, 
and if they ascertain that this sum is still due to the abbot, to pay it to him 
at the exchequer or to cause him to have allowance for it as desired. 

By pet. of C. 

Feb. 27. Godfrey son of William de Alta Eipa of Elslak, imprisoned at York for 

Croydon, the death of Henry son of John Alkyson, has letteis to the sheriff of York 
to bail him until the first a.s.size. 

Fel). 24. To William de Staundon. Whereas the king has appointed John de 

Crojdon. Mcrssheton, John de Fercebrigg and Adam Lucas by letters patent to 
survey all the castles, towns, manors, lands, goods and chattels that 
belonged to Roger de Mortuo Mari, bite earl of March, and to Simon de 
Bereford, who were drawn and hanged for certain seditions and felonies, in 
COS. Hereford, ^^'orcester, Gloucester, Salop and Stafford, which he ordered 
to be taken into his hands by reason of their forfeiture, and also to survey 
the castles, towns, manors, lands, goods and chattels of John Mautravers, 
the younger, Thomas Gourneye, Bego de Baiocis, John Deveroil, and 
William de Okele in the aforesaid counties, who are charged with seditions 
ard felonies and have withdrawn themselves for that reason, not peimitting 
themselves to be justiced, wherefore the king ordered their ciistKs, etc., to 
be tjiken into his hands, and to cause all the goods and chattels aforesaid to 
be appraised by men of those counties, and to be present at the eale of 
certain of the goods and chattels, nud to execute certain other things 
contained in the said letters, and the king understands that the said John 
de Merssheton was unable to labour about the pieniises by reason of bodily 
infirmity, and that it is expedient that William, who has better knowledge 
of the premistfl, shall intend to the premises with the afore.said John de 
Fercebrigg and Adam : the king therefore orders him to be intendent, aid- 
ing and counsellinc to them in the premises hs often as he shall be summoned 
by them. 'J'lie king has ordered the sheriff's of the aforesaid counties to 
pay to William \8(L n day for his wages whilst thus employed. By C. 

Et craut jxitvntes. 

The like, * dc verbo ad vcrbum,' to .John de Wonneton. By C. 

Mandate; in pursuance to the sheriffs of the aforesaid counties to pay to 

William and John the wages aforesaid. By C. 



208 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



■[^•^■[^ Membrane 24 — co7it. 

Fob. 25. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of AVyndesore castle. Order to pay to 

Croydon. Jolin de 13ro{j;liton, king's clerk, to whom the late king committed for lifo 
the custody of the gate of Wyndesore park and of the king's manor in that 
park, receiving therefor as much as Laurence de Bagshote, deceased, 
received for that custody, the arrears of his wages from the time of the 
coustjible's appointment, and to pay to him the said wages henceforth. 

Feb. 24. To the sheriffs of Middlesex. Order to supersede the placing of John 

Croydon. de Lorti in exigent to be outlawed for not a})pearing before Richard de 
Wylnghby and his fellows, justices to hear and determine a trespass com- 
mitttHl by him and others upon Master William le Mareschal, as he has 
shewn the king that be is prepared to stand to right in all things concerning 
the premises and lias found mainpernors in chancery to have him before the 
said justices on the day when the writ to put, him in exigent is return- 
able, to wit Ebulo Lestraunge of co. Lincoln, John de Saye, Reginald de 
Frome, William de Hynton, William de Hardon, and Henry de More of 
CO. Somerset. 

March 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 

Westminster, sheriffs of London to be discharged of the yearly ferm of Queenhithe (Ripa 

Regine) in that city from 1 December last, when the king granted the ferm 

to John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, his brother, and ordered the sheriffs 



to pay it to him. 



Membrane 23. 



Feb. 24. To William Tnissel, eschpator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Cro^dou. Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, the following of her said 
husbnnd's advowsons, which the king has assigned to her as dower : the 
advowson of the abbey of Barlinges, co. Lincoln, of the yearly value 
of 100/. ; the advowson of the priory of Kerseye, co. Suffolk, of the yearly 
value of 40/. ; the advowson of the church of St. Nicholas, South Kelleseye, 
CO. Lincoln, of the yearly value of 10/. ; the advowson of the church of 
Ufford, CO. Northampton, of the yearly value of 10/. ; the advowson of 
the church of Leiham, co. Suffolk, of the yearly value of 20/. ; the advowson 
of the church of Lammessh, co. Essex, of the yearly value of 10/. ; and the 
advowson of the chapel in the manor of Northweld, in the same county, of 
the yearly value of 40*. By K. & C. 

Feb. 24. To the same. Order to deliver to the said Margaret the following of the 

Croydon. earl's advowsons : the advowson of the church of Wynceby, co. Lincoln, of 
the yearly value of 6/. 13*. Ad.; the advowson of the church of Lifton, 
CO. Devon, of the yearly value of 20/., which the king has assigned to her, 
in addition to the dower of the advowsons previously assigned to her, to 
have during the minority of the earl's heir, or until tlie king cause her to 
be provided elsewhere with advowsons to the same value, in response to her 
petition before the king and his council in the last parliament at West- 
minster, shewing that her husband died seised of the castle, borough, and 
honour of Arundel, and of the manors of Estdene, Westdene, Sengleton, 
Cherletou, Lenmenstre, Northstok, Bourne, Stanstede, Wollavyngton, 
Palingham and Dunherst, co. Sussex, and of the manor of Kyneleye, 
CO. Wilts, with the knights' fees and advowsons of churches pertaining to 
the castle, borough, honour, and manors aforesaid, of the king's grant, so 
that she ought to have dower thereof according to the law and custom of the 
realm, which castle, borough, honour, and manors, with the knights' fees 
and advowsons, the king has caused to be restored to Richard son of Edmund, 
late earl of Arundel, as being of his inheritance, by the assent of the prelates, 



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209 



1331. 



Feb, 25. 
Croydon. 

March 4. 
Croydon. 



]March 2. 
Croydon. 



March 1. 
Crovdoo. 



March 5. 
Croydon. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

earls, harons, and proceres of the reahn iti the said pailiament, and beseech- 
ing the kinj;; to cause other ailvowsons to be assigned to her in reconipcnce for 
her dower of the advowsons of the six churches and one priory pertainin"' 
to the castle, borougli, honour, and manors, which advowsons are extended 
at 90/", yearly, as appears by inquisitions taken by Kobert Selyinan, late 
escheator this side Trent. By K. & C 



To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Aston, who is incapacitated by 



infirmity. 



9048^ 



To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Barwe and Brenbradefeld, co. Suffolk, and with 
the advowson of the cliurch of the former manor, and to restore the issues 
thereof to Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Baddelesmei-e, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by Simon de Bereford, late escheator this 
side Trent, that Bartholomew and Margaret held the manors and advowson 
jointly on the day of Bartholomew's death, to them and to Bartholomew's 
heirs, and that .Margaret continued her seisin thereof with Bartholomew until 
the late king caused the manors to be taken into his hands amongst other 
manors and lands that belonged to Bartholomew, and that the manor of 
Barwe is hekl of the earl of Norfolk by knight service, and the manor of 
Brenbradefeld is held of John de Whelnetham and the abbot of St. Edmunds 
by divers services. By pet. of C. 

William le Milner of Stivelyngton, imprisoned at York for trespass of 
venison in the forest of Galtres, has letters to John de Crombewell, keeper 
of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of 
Galtres, to bail him until the first assize. 

To Robert de Ufford, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Savernak. Order to deliver to Thomas 
de Harden and Matilda, daughter of WiUiam de Harden, his wife, kins- 
woman and heiress of Roger de Harden, the bailiwick of the forestry of 
a part of the aforesaid forest called ' Broyl ' of Bedewynde, whereof Roger 
was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, which is in the king's hands 
by reason of his death, as appears by inquisition taken by William Trussel, 
escheator this side Trent, as the king has taken Thomas's homage for Roger's 
lands, which he has ordered to be delivered to him. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. At the prosecution of Thomas de Byne- 
don, burgess of Southampton, suggesting that the late king ordered the 
sheriff of that county to cause a certain number of hurdles (claianim), 
bridges and rafts {raslellorum) to be bought and purveyed fur the passage 
of John de W'arenna, earl of Surrey, and other magnates that the said king 
sent to the duchy [of Aquitaine] against the French (Gallicos), and the 
sheriff of that time delivered to Thomas by indenture after the passage the 
600 hurdles, GO bridges, and 24 rafts remaining, to be kept until the said 
king should otherwise order, and the said hurdles remained in Thomas's 
custody and have now become rotten and are consumed, the king ordered 
the present sheriff to make inquisition concerning the premises, and it is 
found thereby that the aforesaid number of hurdles, bridges, and rafts 
delivered to Tliomas by John do Scures, then sherilT of that county, 
have lain at Rudbrigg and Jehene (sic) from the time of the passage aforcv 
said until this time, to wit for six years, and that they have become wholly 
rotten and consumed without Thomas or anyone else being to hiamo, so that 
they are of no value, and that no part of them has been eloigned by any one 

o 



210 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



I3;]i. 



Fil). 2G. 
Cro^dou. 



]\Iarch 5. 
Croydon. 



March 6. 
Croydon. 



March 8. 
Otford. 



March 9. 
Otford. 

Feb. 27. 
Croydon. 



Membrane 23 — cont, 

iliiriii"; (lie time : the king therefore orders the shci'iff not to molest Thomas 
1>V reason of the hurdles, bridges, aud rafts aforesaid, and to permit him to 
be quit concerning them. 

To Richard de la Pole. Order to permit Arnald Micol, the king's 
butler, and his deputies to collect and levy 2*. from every tun of wine in 
each port brought into the realm by foreign merchants, aud not to inter- 
meddle in any way with the collection, as the king has appointed Arnald to 
levy this sum for the king's use until Michaelmas next. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to cause 
John de Melton, Andrew de Bodekesham, Peter de Wycle, and Edmund de 
London, chaplains, who lately celebrated in the king's chapel within 
Wyndesore park in accordance with the late king's ordinance, to be received 
amongst the other chaplains in Wyndesore castle, and to cause suitable 
houses to be assigned to them for their stay therein, as the king wills that 
they shall dwell within Wyndesore castle, and shall there intend the divine 
offices with the other chaplains there for the king's healthy estate and the 
souls of his ancestors, heirs, and successors. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Lapinus Rogere, whom the late king, by his letters 
patent, which the king has confirmed, appointed assayor of his money for 
life, and to Avhom he committed the office of changer (campsoris) in his 
exchange of Canterbury for life, receiving yearly 10 marks for the former 
office aud 20/. for the latter, for the arrears of his fee for the custody of the 
said offices, and if they find that 60 marks are in arrear to him, to allow to 
him 18/. at the exchequer and to pay to him the remainder of the said 
00 marks, as he has shewn the king that 60 marks of the said fee are in 
arrear and that he is indebted to the king in 18/. for divers causes, and he 
has besought the king to cause the latter sum to be allowed to him in the 
arrears, and to cause satisfaction to be made to him for the arrears. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Roesia, late the wife of William Burnel, the manor of Longeleye and the 
advowson of the chapel of that manor, and the issues thereof received by 
him, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that William 
and Roesia held jointly on the day of William's death the manor and 
advowson aforesaid of the feoffment of Stephen de Tonge, chaplain, by fine 
levied in the king's court by his licence, to them and to the heirs of their 
bodies, and that the manor is held of the king in chief by the service of a 
quarter of a knight's fee, and the king has taken Roesia's fealty. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for Shirewode 
forest to be elected in place of Ralph de Birton, deceased. 

To the major and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John de Shirbourn 
to execute the office of coroner in that city, whom Arnald Michol, the king's 
butler, to whom the office pertains, has substituted in his place because he 
cannot personally execute the office because he is attending to divers of the 
king's affairs in various parts of the realm. 



Feb. 27. 

Croydon. 



Membrane 22. 

To the receiver of the issues of the king's earldom of Ponthieu. Order 
to pay to Gerard de Oruis 32/. 15s. Od., which the king owes to him for his 
expenses in going to Burgundy, Savoy, and Almain for the expedition of 



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211 



1331. 



Feb. 28. 
Crovdon. 



March I. 
Croydon. 



March 3. 
Croydon. 



March 4. 
Croydon. 



March 3. 
Croydon. 



March 9. 
Otford. 



^fembranc 22 — cont. 

certain of the late kinpj's affairs in the I7tli year of his reign, as appears by 
Geninl's account rendereil at the exchequer, as Guranl lias l)esi)U<^ht the 
king to cause this sum to paid to him. By bill of the trejisurer. 

£t erat palens. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Anabilhi de Askani has shewn the king that he is indebted to her 
in 77*. Qd. for fish bought from her lor the expenses of his household in the 
■econd year of his reign, as appears by a bill utider the seal of Robert de 
Wodehous, then keeper of the wardrobe, in her possession, and she has 
besought the king to cause her to be satisfied for this sura : the king there- 
fore orders them to see the said bill, and if they find that the said sum is 
still owing, to cause it to be paid to her out of the treasury or to cause her 
to have an assignment for it. 

To John de Harnham. Order to pay to Giles de Bello Campo, keeper of 
the forest and park of Claryndon, 10/. yearly for his fte for the custody 
aforesaid from the money arising from the underwood in the foret<tand park, 
for so long as John shall be selling the underwood, the king having lately 
appointed him to survey the underwood and to aiuse it to be sold by the 
advice of Giles. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to restore to Henry de Stepingle, clerk, 
his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands upon 
his being charged before Robert de Ardern and his fellows, justices last in 
eyre in the aforesaid county, with entering by night with others the prior 
of Dunstaple's manor at Rokessokes, and breaking the doors of the houses 
there, and carrying away the prior's cups, masers {mazeros), silver spoons, 
and other goods to the value of 40*., as he has purged his innocence before 
the bishop of Lincoln, the diocesan of the place, to whom he was delivered 
in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

To Laurence de Gaillard, one of the keepers and fermors of the islands of 
Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and Aureneye. Order to pay to William 
Gleykyn out of the ferm of the islands 68/. 6s. 8d , which tiie king owes to 
him for the arrears of his fee of 40/. granted to him, on 28 September, in 
the first year of the king's reign, in consideration of his good service past 
and future. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
pay to Anthony Lucy, whom the king has appointed justiciary of Ireland, 
the usual fee for his office one quarter of the year in advance, as the king 
wishes to shew him grace, so that he may the more conveniently (ifti/ius) 
provide victuals and other necessaries. By K. 

To Robert Power, treasurer of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to cause all moneys in the treasury of Ireland and coming to tho 
exchequer of Dublin to be kept for the king's use without making any 
payments thence, until otherwise ordered. IJy K. 

To Arnald Micol, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Southampton. Order to cause the abbot and convent of 
St. Edward's, Netley (Lcttele), to have a tun of wine of the right jirisc for 
this year, for the celebration of maas in their church, in accordance with tho 
grant of Henry IIJ. 

To Richard de Par. Order to retain in his possession all the money that 
the king lately ordered to be paid to him out of tho treasury to be sent ]>j 
him to the duchy [of Aquitaiue], and to cause it to be kept safely for tho 

o 2 



212 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1331. 



Warob 7. 
Otford. 



March 10. 

Otford. 



March 10. 
Otford. 



March 10, 
Otford. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

king's iiso, and to Kond to the cliancery with all speed the king's charters 
anil letters made to certain nobles in Richard's hands. The king makes this 
order by reason of certain news {rumorcs) sent to him by letter by his 
envoys to France. 

To "William Trnssel, escheutor this side Trent. At the prosecution of 
Richard Nowel, Geoffrey Daywatre of Andercherch, William le Gros of 
Donyngton, and Ralph de Wartoft, suggesting that they bought from 
Edmund, late earl of Kent, all his wood growing in a plot of land called 
* lierneshull ' within his park of Donyngton by certain bounds contained in 
an indenture made between them and the earl, for a certain sum of money 
paid to the earl beforehand, and the said wood was afterwards taken into 
the king's hands amongst other lands that belonged to the earl, and praying 
the king to grant that they may fell and carry away the said wood to make 
their profit thereof according to the agreement between the earl and them, 
the king ordered Simon de Bereford, late escheator this side Trent, to cause 
inquisition to be made concerning the premises, and it is found thereby that 
the said Richard, GreoflFrey, William, and Ralph, on 28 April, in the third 
year of the king's reign, bought from the earl all the said wood within 
certain bounds, to wit from the high gate of the park towards Donyngton 
as it extends between the ditches and the water running to Le Waterfal, 
which is between Berneshull and La Launde and Le Milneclif, for 100 marks 
to be paid at certain terms, so that they should have free ingress and egress 
to fell and carry away the wood and to make their profit thereof for three 
years following after the said 28 April, and that they paid the said sum to 
the earl in his lifetime in full, and have letters patent of acquittance thereof 
of William de Hoo, clerk, then the earl's receiver, made by the earl's order, 
and that two parts of the wood were felled and carried away by them, and 
that the remaining part is detained from them in the king's hands for the 
aforesaid reason solely : the king therefore orders the escheator to permit 
them to fell and carry away the remainder of the wood, according to the 
agreement aforesaid. 

To Richard de la Pole, late the king's butler. Order to pay to J. bishop 
of Winchester, whom the king, on 28 November last, appointed his 
chancellor, the arrears of the fee of wine that he ought to receive by reason 
of the said office from the said 28 day until 22 February last, when the king 
appointed Arnald Micol his butler. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Gervase de Loem, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Peter de Tyliol, late sheriff of Cumberland. Order to pay to Thomas 
de Burgh, king's clerk, who is going to Ireland for the expedition of certain 
of the king's affairs, 15/. out of the issues of the said county, in part 
payment of 50/. that the king has granted to him in aid of his expenses in 
affairs aforesaid. By K. 

To Anthony de Lucy. Like order to pay to the said Thomas the 100^. 
for Michaelmas last, due from Anthony to the king for the marriage of 
Marmaduke, son and heir of Robert de Lorabeye, tenant in chief of the late 
king. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to Queen 
Philippa 473/., to wit 300/. from the issues of the bailiwick of the cham- 
berlain of South Wales, and 173/. of the goods and chattels that belonged to 
Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, in the hands of Robert de 
Harle, which sums the king has granted to her in aid of the expenses of 
her household. By K. 



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13.31. 

MniTh 20. 
Eltham. 



March 21. 

Westminster. 



3Iembrane 22 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause two ships to be provided 
and freighted on the sea-coast withiu his bailiwick, and to cause; them to 
be taken to Bristol, and to bo there delivered to Adam do LvBibergh, 
chancellor of Ireland, and to William de Tikhull, chief baron of tho 
exchequer of Dublin, and Roger de Bauquell, one of the justices of the 
Bench of Dublin, who are going to those parts by the king's order. By K. 

To Richard Symond, steward of the earldom of Pembroke, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause Thomas de Wougan, sou and heir 
of Jolin de Wougan, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of his 
father's lands, as the king has tjikeu his homage and he has proved his age 
before Guy Briau, steward of Haverford, according to the custom of those 
parts. By p.8. [4473.] 

The like, * tmitatis mutandis,' to the following : 

Anthony de Lucy, justiciary of Ireland, or to bim who supplies his 

place, for John's lands in Ireland. 
Guy Brian, the king's steward of Haverford, or to him who supplies 

his place. 



Membrane 21. 



JVfarch 9. To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to permit William Trussel, escheator 
Utford. this side Trent, to seize into the king's hands and to execute his office 
concerning the lands that belonged to Edmund, late earl of Kent, according 
to the king's order of 18 January last to the escheator, because it was 
agreed in parliament that the earl's heirs should be admitted to his 
inheritance in the same way as they would have been if judgment of death 
bad not been rendered against him. 
The like to the sheriff of Leicester. 

March 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Otford, Roger de Waltham, formerly keeper of the late king's wardrobe, has shewn 
the king that he rendered his final account of the said wardrobe, and 
delivered at the exchequer the names of those to whom the late king was 
indebted, and that, because divers of the late king's writs of liberate for 
certain sums of money to be paid to Roger from the trea.sury and other 
writs of the said king and of the present king for making payments to divers 
creditors whose names are noted in the said account are still pending unpaid 
in the exchequer, the treasurer and barons charge Roger with the sums thus 
paid by them to the said creditors by virtue of tbe writs aforesaid, and 
distrain him to answer for the said sums, wherefore he has besought the 
king to provide a remedy for his and the king's indemnity : the king there- 
fore orders the treasurer and chamberlains to search the said writs jind the 
payments made to any persons whomsoever concerning the aforesaid office, 
and to cause the payments to be deducted from the sums contained in the 
writs, and to cause the writs to be thus endorsed, so that hereafter no pay- 
ment may be made by virtue of the said writs. The king wills that the 
following method of satisfaction shall be observed concerning the debts still 
owing by the aforesaid account : before payment, allowance, or satisfaction 
be made to any creditor, the account shall be first seen and there shall be 
then subtracted from the surplus of the account the sum to be paid or 
allowed to the creditor, and the bill or any other deed that the creditor may 
have concerning the debt shall be there received and delivered to the king's 
receipt, and shall remained condemned {dnmpnntum), and thus payment or 
allowance shall be made to the creditor, and express mention shall be made 



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1331. 



March 20. 
Eltham. 

March 17. 
Otford. 



March 12. 
Otford. 



March 15. 
Otford. 



March 18. 
Eltliam. 



March 16. 
Otford. 



March 16. 
EJtbam. 



March 22. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

in the rolls of the e-xchccjucr upon the satisfaction that Ro<i;er had rendered 
his account (hereof at the exchequer of accounts; and the king willa thut 
Roger !!ihall not be charged with any payments or allowances made to any 
persons upon the said surplus of his account, and he wills that no payment, 
allowance or satisfaction of any debt owing by the said account shall be 
made henceforth by pretext of any order of his without this order being 
observed. By C. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to William, archbishop of York, late keeper 
of the said king's wardrobe. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Joan Comyn of Boghan 20^. for 
Easter term, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 40/. yearly from 
the issues of that county. 

To the keeper of the manor of Talleworth. Order to cause John de 
]3okenham to have the office of hayward {officium haywarderie) of that 
manor, and to pay to him such wages as others were wont to receive for 
that office, as the king wills that he shall have the office during good 
behaviour. By p.s. [4446.] 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Esger, who cannot discharge the duties of 
the office because he is a common merchant and frequently goes to parts 
beyond sea for the exercise of his merchandise. 

To the chamberlain of Chester. Order to pay, notwithstanding any 
other order of the king for the payment of the issues of that county else- 
where, the freight of the ships that the king has ordered William de Clynton, 
justice of Chester, or him who supplies his place, to provide and freight 
{frectare) and to deliver to Adam de Lymbergh, chancellor of Ireland, 
William de TikhuU, chief baron of the exchequer of Dublin, and Roger de 
Baukwell, one of the justices of the Bench of Dublin, for the passage of 
themselves and of their household to Ireland, whither they are going by the 
king's order. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Essex to be elected in place of Robert William of Haveryng', who does 
not dwell in that county. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of Robert de Haghham, who cannot execute what pertains to the office 
because he does not dwell in the county. 

To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order to cause the houses, walls, turrets, 
and bridges of the castle of Scardeburgh to be repaired by the view and 
testimony of Henry de Percy, keeper of the castle, or of him who supplies 
his place, expending up to 100 marks out of the ferm of their town, 
as the king is given to understand that they greally need repair. By K. 

To the sheriff of Essex. John, brother of William de la Haye, has 
shewn the king that whereas John de Legh impleads him before the king 
for a trespass committed upon him, and John, brother of William, is put in 
exigent to be outlawed in that county because he did not come before the 
king to answer to John de Legh for the trespass aforesaid, and he has 
besought the king, since he is prepared to stand to right in all things 
concerning the premises, that be will — [^Incomplete']. 

\_CanceUed.'\ 



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215 



1331. 

March 23. 
Westminster. 



March 23. 
Westminster. 



March 23. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Eltbam. 



March 28. 
Eltbam. 



Membrane 21 — coat. 

To William Trussel, escheator this .side Trent. Order to dolivor to .\.lice, 
late the wife of Jolm de Basingg', tenant in chief, the following of his lands, 
which the king has assigned to her in dower: the manor of Basing', 
Co. Southampton, excepting the park and excepting 77 acres of nu'.idow 
in the park, which manor is extended at 21/. 1*. 'A\d. yearly beyond the 
p:irk and meadow afbresjiid ; the parks of Pre vet and Shirebourn, in the same 
county, which are worth nothing beyond the maintenance of the deer 
{/eranim), and a third of certain lands in Sottewell, co. Berks, of tlie yearly 
value of 6/. \7s. 6d. ; in accordance with the king's late order to Simon de 
Bereford, late escheator this side Trent, who was amoved from oilice before 
the order was put into execution. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to restore to John son of Walter atte 
Persones of Preston, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken 
into the king's hands upon his being charged before William la Zouche, 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh, Richard de Wylughby, and Gill)rrt de 
Toudeby, late justices of oyer and determiner in that county, with the theft 
of 27 mother-sheep of Henry Brounyng of Bnigg and 37 sheep (mitltonum) 
of John Bertram of Stellyng, as ho lias purged his innocence before the 
commissary of S. archbishop of Canterbury, specially deputed for this 
purpose, he having been delivered to ecclesiastical custody according to the 
privilege of the clergy. 

To Thomas de Hampton. Order to deliver to Robert de Pen ros, William 
de Werdale, and Richard de Suthorp, — whom the king has appointed by 
his letters patent to make view of the accounts of the bailiffs and keepers of 
the castles, manors, and lands that belonged to Roger de Mortuo IMari, late 
earl of March, Simon de Bereford, John Mautravers, Thomas Gourneye, 
Bego de Baiocis, John Deveroil, and William de Okie in South Wales, and 
to take information concerning the arrears of ferms and rents and debts due 
to the said earl and the others in South Wales — all rolls in his custody of 
the accounts of the bailiffs and receivers of the said lauds of the time when 
he was auditor of such accounts with John le Botiller, and to receive the 
said rolls back again, and to cause them to be safely kept until otherwise 
ordered. The king has ordered the said men to receive the rolls and to 
return them to Thomas. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of lukepenne, as he has returned to the king that 
he took the manor into the king's ha^ds because it was found by an 
inquisition of office taken by him that John Mautravers, the younger, at the 
time when Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, and his accoin})licea 
were captured for seditions, was seised of the manor by feoffment of Thomas 
Raundelou and Emelina his wife, and that John afterwards, on 18 Novem- 
ber last, re-delivered the manor to Thomas and Emelina and quit-cliiinied it 
to them, because Nicholas son of Roger de Inkepenne arramed an assize of 
novel disseisin against Thomas and Emelina concerning the said manor, of 
which assize he was not aware {non constahat). 

To Robert de Holewell, late sub-escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 
Order to restore any issues in his hands of the lands specificcl below that 
Robert de Thorp held of other lords than the king, as the king — \x\wn its 
being found by inquisition taken by Simon de Berefoid, late escheator this 
side Trent, that Robert at his death held in chief a moiety of the manor of 
Combes, rendering therefor yearly to the exchequer 11/. 3.s-. Ul. f.-e-ferm and 
lo*. of the rent called 'yearly scutage ' for all services, and that he held no 
other land.s of the king as of the crown, but that he held divers lands of 
other lords in Horham, Fresingfeld, Congham, Bonewell, and Tyveteslialo 



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1331. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

in socnco, and that John de Thorp, his son, was his next heir and was aged 
I'ourti'cn years, and because it appeared by certificate sent into chancery that 
the said moiety of the manor of Combes is not held of the king as of the crown 
— ordered William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, to retain in the king's 
liands the moiety aforesaid until otherwise ordered, and not to intermeddle 
with the other lands thus held of other lords, and to restore the issues 
thereof. 

To Oliver de Ingham. Like order for restoration of the issues of the 
lands held by Robert of other lords than the king, the custody whereof the 
kiEjj committed to Oliver. 



March 20. 
Eltbam. 



March 22. 

Westminster. 



March 24. 

Westmiuster. 



March 26. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Maurice Dragheswerd has shewn the king that the late king was indebted 
to him in 2bl. lOs. O^d. for divers expenses and costs about the custody of 
the king's destriers and of his other great horses of the time when Maurice 
was keeper of the said horses, as appears by the account of Roger de 
Waltham, then keeper of the said king's wardrobe, rendered at the 
exchequer, for which he has not yet obtained payment, and he has 
besought the king to order payment to be made to him : the king therefore 
orders them to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer concerning 
Roger's account, and if they ascertain thereby or by other means that the 
said sum is still owing to Maurice, to cause it to be paid to him out of the 
treasury, or to cause him to have an assignment therefor. By C. 

To the same. Anthony Pisane has shewn the king that the late king at 
his death was indebted to him in 8,701/. 8*. 6</., as appears by bills under 
the seals of Robert de Northburgh and Robert de Wodehous, late keepers 
of the late king's wardrobe, in his possession, and he has besought the king 
to order payment or satisfaction to be made to him for the aforesaid sum : 
the king, acceding to his petition in consideration of his good service to him 
and to the late king, orders them to see the said bills, and if they ascertain 
that the aforesaid sum is owing to Anthony, to cause it to be paid to him 
out of the treasury, or to cause him to have an assignment therefor. 

By p.3. [4474.] 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands, etc., specified below, and to restore the issues thereof 
to Joan, late the wife of John de Pabeham, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that the said John and Joan were jointly enfeoffed 
at John's death of the manor of Walden, and of certain lands in Stanford, 
and of certain lands in Emberton, and of a burgage in Olneye by fines levied 
in the late king's court and in the king's court, for their lives, and to the 
heirs of John, and that Joan continued her seisin thereof Avith John until 
the day of his death, and that the manor is held of the king in chief as of 
the honour of Peverel by the service of one knight's fee, and that the lands 
in Stanford and Emberton and the said burgage are held of other lords by 
various services. 

To Richard Simound. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
purparty of Haverford, notwithstanding his late appointment by the king as 
steward of the county of Pembroke and keeper of the castles, manors, and 
lands in that county and of the purparty aforesaid, and to permit Guy de 
Briane, the king's yeoman, to have the purparty, as the king had previously 
granted to Guy during pleasure the stewardship and custody of the castle 
and town of Haverford and of the king's lands pertaining thereto. By C. 



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217 



1331. 

Marcli 23. 
Wtstmorelaud. 



March 28. 
Eltham. 



April 4. 
Dover. 



April 4. 
Dover. 



Afonhranc 20 — cnnt. 

To Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent. Request that she 
will permit John de "Warenna, earl of Suirey, to hold until IMieliaelmus next 
the manor of Swannescombe, whicli the king lately assigned to her as dower 
of the castle of Arundel and of other lands of her late husband, as tiie kinff 
had previously granted the manor to John under a certain form in part 
satisfaction of the fee that he receives from the king yearly for his stay with 
the king, and John has besought the king to grant that he may hold the 
manor until Michaelmas, so that he may receive the corn and other issues 
thereof, as he has caused a great part of the manor to be tilled and sown at 
his cost. The king will make compensation to her elsewhere. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to have at the exchequer at 
the next proffer all the money of the king's that he has collected or can 
collect, as the king greatly needs money at present for the expedition of his 
affairs, any orders of the king's previously sent to him for payments thence 
to be made elsewhere notwithstanding. He is ordered to cause proclamation 
to be made that all bailiffs of the king's cities and towns, boroughs and 
manors, and the ferraors of his lands who owe any money or ferms to the 
king shall have the money and ferms at the exchequer as soon as possible, 
to be delivered into the treasury, notwithstanding any previous orders for 
payment thence elsewhere. The king will cause satisfaction to be made for 
the said payments. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To the chamberlain of North Wales. Like order to have all money 
collected by him and that he can collect at the exchequer in a month from 
Easter next. By K. 

The like to the following : 

The chamberlain of South Wales. 

The chamberlain of Chester. 

The receiver of the stewardship of Cornwall. 

The keeper of the manor of Brustwyk. 

The keeper of the Isle of Wight. 

The escheator this side Trent. 

The escheator beyond Trent. 

The justice of the Forest beyond Trent. 

The receiver of the county of Ponthieu and of Montreuil (^Montis 
StroUi). 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to assist John de Eltham, earl 
of Cornwall, whom the king has appointed keeper of the realm and to 
supply his place during his absence in France, whither he is going on 
pilgrimage in fulfilment of a vow made whilst in a certain peril and for 
certain affairs touching him and his realm, with his counsel in directing and 
expediting the affairs of the king and his realm during the king's absence, 
and to ordain his stay in some suitable place in the meantime, so that he 
may assist the said earl as often as need be and when summoned, the king 
having enjoined the earl to dispose and ordain of the said affairs l)y the 
counsel and advice of the archbishop and certain other j^'t^'jitf^s and 
magnates of the realm. By K. & C. 

The like ' mutatis mutandis,* to the following : 

The archbishop of York. 

8. bishop of London. 

W. bishop of Norwich. 

Henrv, earl of Lan(;aster. 

The mayor of London. " 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a moiety of the manor of Sutton, and to restore the issues 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1331. 



April L 
Kltliam. 



April 8. 
Bermondsey. 



April 10. 
Eltham. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

thereof, as the kins^ learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Alice, 
late tlie wife of Edmund do Sutton, held at her death no lands of the kin<; 
in her demesne as of fee, but that she held a moiety of the manor of 
Sutton for life by fine levied in the late king's court, of the grant of 
"Walter de la Berton, parson of the church of Wykham, to her and 
the said Edmund for their lives, with remainder to Ralph de Monte 
Hermerii, deceased, and to Isabella his wife, and that the aforesaid moiety 
is held of the king by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to have at the exchequer 
on the morrow of the Ascension next all moneys of the king collected 
by him or that be can collect, notwithstanding any orders previously sent 
for payments thence to be made elsewhere, as the king greatly needs money 
at present for the expedition of his affairs. He is ordered to cause 
proclamation to be made that all bailiffs of the king's cities and towns, 
boroughs and manors, and the fermors of his lands who owe any money 
to the king shall have the money and ferms at the exchequer at the said 
day, to be paid into the treasury, notwithstanding any previous orders 
for payments therefrom. The king will cause satisfaction to be made 
for the said payments. By K. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

To the chamberlain of North Wales, Like order. By K. 

The like to the following : 

The chamberlain of South Wales. 

The chamberlain of Chester. 

The receiver of the stewardship of Cornwall. 

The keeper of the manor of Brustwyk. 

'J'he keeper of the Isle of Wight. 

The escheator this side Trent. 

The escheator beyond Trent. 

The justice of the Forest beyond Trent. 

The receiver of the county of Ponthieu and of MontreuiL 

The keeper of the islands of Grernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and Aurneye. 

To the bailiffs of Bedford, for the present and future. Order to pay to 
Matilda, late the wife of Roger Lestrange {Extroneus), the arrears of 10/. 
yearly from the time when that town was taken into the king's hands 
by his justices last in eyre in that county, if the 10/. have been detained 
from her by reason of the taking of the town into the king's hands, and to 
pay to her that sum yearly out of the ferm of the town henceforth, in 
accordance with the late king's order to the bailiffs of that town to pay her 
the said sum yearly out of the ferm of the town from 31 July, in the fifth 
year of his reign, when Roger died, for her life as contained in his letters 
patent, Edward I. having granted to her by his letters patent the said sum 
from the ferm of that town because Roger had no lands in fee whereof she 
might be dowered in case she survived him, as she says that she received 
this sum yearly from the said 31 July until the town was taken into the 
king's hands as above. Et erat patens. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to restore to John 
son of Alan Talbot, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken 
into the king's Lands upon his being charged before Henry de Hambury 
and Robert Burdet, late justices to deliver Leicester gaol, with the death 
of John le Mazon of Swanyngton, as he has pui'ged his innocence 
before H. bishop of Lincoln, the diocesan, to whom he was delivered in 
accordance with the privilege of the clergv. 



5 EDWARD III— Part I. 219 



1331. Mehbrasb 19. 

March 28. To Anthony de Lucy, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his 
Eltham. place there. Order to see the king's letters patent committing to Nicholas 
son of Kerich the office of ulnage of cloth from heyond sea in Irchmd, and 
if he find that the office was granted for life, to permit Nicholas to have and 
exercise it for life according to the tenor of the said letters until otherwise 
ordered, notwithstanding the commission thereof to John de Sutton during 
pleasure, as the king understands that he had granted the office to Nicholas 
for life prior to the said commission. 

To John de Cloudelkan, Order to execute the office of the king's 
mai'ket in Ireland until otherwise ordained, in accordance with the kino-'s 
grant thereof to him for life, notwithstanding the subsequent grant of the 
office to Richard de Pertenhale, clerk, during pleasure. 

To Richard de Pertenhale. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
office aforesaid as the king had previously granted it to the said John. 

Feb. 25, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains, 

Croydon, John Juntino, merchant, has shewn the king, by petition before him and his 
council in parliament, that the king is indebted to him in 265. Sd. for a loan 
made by him in the port of Newcastle-ou-Tyne, as appears by the king's 
letters patent under his seal called ' coket ' in John's possession, and he has 
besought the king to order payment to be made to him : the king therefore 
orders them to examine the letters aforesaid, and if they ascertain that the 
Raid sum is still owing to John, to cause it to be paid to him at the 
exchequer. 

Like writs to the same for the following merchants : 

Arnald Van for 71. in the port of London. 

Stephen Launval for 88*. 2^d. in the port of London. 

William Lanfridi for lol. 7s. '6d, 

Walter de Eton for 18/. 3*. 7d. 

Henry Outrigh for 9/. lis. 10^/. 

Clement de Nigro for 86/. G*. O^d. in the said port and in the port of 
Southampton. 
To the same. Puchus de Portenare has shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted to him 
in 18/. 11*. lid. lent to the king by him in the port of London, as appears 
by the king's letters p.itent under his seal called ' coket ' in his possesaiou, 
and he has besought the king to cause payment or assignment to be made 
to him for the said sum : the king therefore orders them to examine the 
letters aforesaid, and if they find that the said sum is still owing to Puchus, 
to pay it to him or to cause him to have a suitable assignment for it. 

liike writ.s to the same for the following merchants : 

Conradinus Clippyng, Hermann Clippyng, John Clippyng, John de 
Wolde, John de Hamme, John de Menden, Herman de Menden, and 
Wcssaillus de Bergh for 255 marks 4*. O^d. in the port of Kyngeston- 
on-HuU. 
Nicholas Usus Maris for 28*. 8^d. in the port of London. 
Nicholas le Covfestere for 8/. 1 I*, lid. in the same port. 
Cambinus de Ispania for 10/. G.^^. in the same port. 
Suro Malom for 9/. Gfrf. in the port of Southamjiton. 
GaliotMs Usus Maris for 6/. 14.y. 4d. in the said port. 
Vastaidiis de Tright, John Beryng, Henry son of Gilbert do Teit, and 

Arnald Tcstel for 25/. 18*. Id. in the said port. 
Bonannus de Luca for 44/. 13.y. A^d. in the said port. 
To thi; same. Anthony Usus Maris has shewn the king, by petition 
before liiiu and his council in parliament, that the king is indehted to him in 
84/. 1*. lOd. lent by him to the king in the port of London, us appears by 



X 



220 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1331. 



April 1. 
Kltbam. 



April 2. 
Eltbain, 



April 8. 
Bermondsey. 



April IL 
Eltham. 



April 12. 
Eltbam. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

the king's letters patent under his seal called ' coket ' in his possession, and 
he has besought the king to order payment thereof to be made to him, or to 
order allowance therefor to be made to him in the customs of wools to be 
next sent by him froai that port to ports beyond sea : the king therefore orders 
them to examine the letters aforesaid, and if they find that this sum is still 
due to Antiiony, to cause it to be paid to him, or to cause him to have 
allowance for it as above. 

The like in favour of John do Friselegh for 8/. 4*. 8J. in the port of 
London. 

To the bailiffs of the city of Lincoln, Order to pay to William de Ros 
of Hamelak 75 marks from the ferm of their city for Easter term l.ast, in 
accordance with the late king's grant of 22 August, in the 16th year of his 
reif^n, of 150 marks yearly from the ferm of that city and of the like sum 
from the ferm of the city of York, until he should provide him with 300 
marks of land yearly between the Thames and the Tees. 

The like to the bailiffs of York for the like sum. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the bailiffs of Lincoln for 75 marks, paid by them in execution 
of the preceding order. 

The like for the bailiffs of York. 

To John de Wyndesore, keeper of the exchange of the city of Canter- 
bury. Order to cause the houses of the exchange to be repaired by the 
view and testimony of two approved men of that city, out of the issues of 
the exchange and out of the king's money paid to him as imprest of his 
office, expending up to 22/. Witness : John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, 
keeper of the realm. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
with the manors and lands pertaining to the priory of Holy Trinity, 
Canterbury, and to restore the issues thereof to the sub-prior and convent, 
as the king learns from the complaint of the sub-prior and convent that the 
escheator has taken the manors and lands of the priory into the king's 
hands by reason of the voidance of the priory, otherwise than was wont to 
be done in times past, and it appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery 
of Edward I. that the custody of the priory was not wont to pertain to him 
or his ancestors in times of voidance, wherefore the said king ordered 
Master Henry de Bray, then escheator this side Trent, to pay to the prior 
and convent all the issues that he had taken from the custody of the priory 
in the last voidance, and ordered him not to intermeddle further with the 
priory by reason of the voidance. Witness ; John de Eltham, earl of Corn- 
wall, keeper of the realm. 

To Peter Bernard de Pynsole and Laurence du Gaillars, keepers of the 
islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and Aureneye. Order to inform them- 
selves by all ways and means concerning the lands given by the king's 
progenitors for the maintenance of chantries, alms, and other works of piety 
for their souls, and concerning the withdrawals of such chantries, alms, and 
works of piety, and to cause what they shall find by such information has 
been withdrawn contrary to the disposition of the king's progenitors to be 
brought back to its due state by the taking of the said lands into the king's 
hands and by other lawful means, certifying the king of their proceedings, 
as the king is given to understand that men of religion and other ecclesias- 
tical persons in the islands have unduly withdrawn the chantries, alms, and 
other works of piety that they are bound to find for the souls of his pro- 
genitors and for the maintenance of which divers hinds were conferred upon 
them by the liberality of the king's progenitors. Witness : John de Eltham, 
earl of Cornwall, keeper of the realm. Et er at patens. 



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221. 



1331. 

April 10. 
Elthaui. 



April 13. 
Eltham. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 
To the treasurer and barou.s of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
W. archbishop of York the possession of two dies (cuneorum) with appinte- 
tenances to mint (cambiencV) in the city of York, provided that oaths be 
taken from the ministers of the dies as was usually done in other exchanges, 
as Edward I. on 28 July, in the 28th year of his reign — because it wjis 
testified before him by the treasurer and John de Langeton, then his chan- 
cellor, that it was agreed and concluded at Westminster in Trinity term 
then last past that Thomas, then archbishop of Y'ork, should have the 
possession of two dies with appurtenances to mint in the aforesaid city ia 
the same way as his predecessors had of the said king's grant, saving the 
action and right of the king and of others {alter ius) when they wished to 
speak concerning this — ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
to cause the siiid archbishop to have possession of the two dies, pro- 
vided that oaths should be taken from the ministers of the dies as above. 
Witness : John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, keeper of the realm. 

To the keeper of the castle of Hertford and to the fermor of the mem- 
bers of Esendon and Beyford, pertaining to the castle. Order to pay to 
John de Paris — to whom the king, on 23 January last, committed the 
office of gatekeeper of that castle during pleasure, receiving therefor the 
usual wacres of the office — the arrears of his aforesaid wages from the said 
23 January, and to pay to him the said wages henceforth for as long as he 
shall remain in that office. Witness : John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, 
keeper of the realm. 



Membrane 18. 

April 12. To Peter Bernard de Pynsole and Laurence de Gaillars, keepers of the 

Eltham. islands of Gueruereye, Jereseie, Serk, and Aureneye. Order to inform 
themselves by all ways and means concerning manors, lands, fees, rights 
and liberties, and wardships of the heirs of the king's tenants in those 
islands that ought to pertain to the king, and which have been unjustly 
occupied by men of those islands, the men of religion and others, and to 
bring back to their proper state all things that they shall find have been 
usurped or subtracted to the king's damage and prejudice, as they shall see 
fit according to right, as the king is given to understand that certain men 
of tho.se islands, njen of religion and others, have heretofore occupied and 
do still occupy divers manors, lands, fees, rights and liberties, and ward- 
ships of the heirs of the king's tenants in those islands that ought to per- 
tain to the king, and that many men of the islands who arc bound to do 
homages, fealties, and other services and duties (deveria) do not do such 
homages and fealties and withdraw such services and duties. Witness : John 
de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, keeper of the realm. By C. and by p.s. 

Et erat patens. 

April 10. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 

Eltham. of Kokyngham to be elected in place of Thomas de Buketon, whom the 
king ha.s amoTed from office for insufficient qualification. Witness; Joha 
de Eltham, etc. 

Like order concerning John Griffyn. 

April 2. To John Sturmy. Order to cause leafless oaks to be taken to the value 

Eltham. of 10 marks in the park and in the foreign wood of the manor of Thundcr- 
leye, which John holds of the king for the term of his life, and to be sold 
by the view of Ro])ert de Jeddeword, and to cause the money thence 
arising to be expended by Robert's view about the repair of the (icfects in 
the manor, as the king is given to understand that there are many di-fccts 
in the manor that greatly need repair. By C, 



009 



CALEXDAU OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



April 12. 
Klthaiu. 



April 12. 
Eltham. 



April 13. 
Eltliam. 



April 22. 
Wiugham. 



April 20. 
Wingham. 



April 16. 

Ellbam. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To tlio trpftsurcr ami Inirons of the exchequer. Order to discharpje 
llohort do llolewell, late sub-escheator in co. Kent of Simon de Bereford, 
late escheator this .side Trent, of the issues of the lands of John de Boc- 
lond, knight, deceased, as the king — upon its being found by inquisition 
taken by Simon that John held no lands of the king in chief by reason 
whereof tlie custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he 
hold certain lands in ' gavelkynde ' in the town of Maidestane of the arch- 
bisliopric of Canterbury, then void and in the king's hands, by the service 
of 5*. He?, yearly, and that Gregory, Richard, Laurence, and John, his sons, 
and John sou of John de Boclond, the younger, were his next heirs — 
ordered Simon not to intermeddle further with John's lands, and Robert de 
Holewell has given the king to understand that Simon charged him with 
the issues of the said lands whilst they were in the king's hands by reason 
of the voidance of the archbishopric, by reason whereof he remains charged 
thercAvith at the exchequer, and he has besought the king to provide for 
his indemnity. Witness : John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, keeper of the 
realm. 

To Peter Bernard de Pynsoles and Laurence du Galars, keepers of the 
islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and Aureneye. Order to cause the 
king's granges and mills in the islands aforesaid to be repaired by the view 
and testimony of approved men of those parts out of the said keepers?' ferm, 
expending up to 20 marks. Witness : John de Eltham, keeper of the realm. 

By the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John Walram, who is insufficiently qualified. 
Witness : John de Eltham, 

To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to pay to 
John de la Plide of Boyie — to whom the king, on 12 January last, com- 
mitted the bailiwick of the forestry of the forest of Snawedon in North 
Wales during good behaviour, receiving therefor as much as others who 
have had the office were wont to receive — as much for his wages from the 
said 12 January and hereafter for so long as he shall hold the ofiice as 
others who have had the office were wont to receive. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, 
on 19 November, in the 18th year of his reign, by letters patent under his 
exchequer seal, committed to Robert Alard of Wynchelse the towns of 
Wynchelse and La Rye and the manor and marsh of Ihamme from 
Michaelmas preceding during his pleasure, so that they should answer to 
him for the issues, and Robert has shewn the king that his houses at 
Wynchelse and the rolls, memoranda, and other things touching his ac- 
count of the issues of the towns, manor, and marsh aforesaid for the time 
when he thus held the custody thereof were burnt with other his goods 
in the same houses, so that he is unable to render his account as he ought 
to do, and he has besought the king to charge him at the exchequer with 
as much for the towns, manor and marsh aforesaid for the time when they 
were in his custody as Simon le Croiser, late keeper of the towns, manor 
and marsh, or other keepers thereof were heretofore wont to render for the 
same : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barous to examine the 
accounts of Simon and other keepers of the towns, manor and marsh afore- 
said rendered at the exchequer, and to charge Robert with the issue thereof 
for the time that he had the custody according to what they shall find 
answer was made to the king or his father by the aforesaid accounts, allow- 
ing to him what ought to be allowed in reason. By C. 

To the same. Order to cause to be allowed to William son and heir of 
William le Latymer in the debts due from him to the king what they shall 



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223 



1331. 



April 14. 
Eltham. 



April 15. 
Eltham. 



March 10. 
Otford. 



April 22. 

Wiugham. 

April 22. 
Wingham. 



April 21. 
Wingham. 



April 24. 
Wiugham. 



April 20. 
Wiugham. 



Membrane 18— 'cont, 

find to be due to him from the king, according to the king's previous order 
[as at page 204 above^, certifying the king under the exchequer .M-al of wliat 
they shall find to be due to the king after such allowance, as William has 
given the king to understand that they defer allowing him the aforesaid 
sums, although he has accounted at the exchequer for all the premises [as at 
page 204]. Witnesi : John de Eltham. 

To Philip Lambright, keeper of the forest of La Haye near Hereford, or 
to him who supplies his place there. Order to deliver to the citizens of Here- 
ford twelve oaks fit for timber in the forest of La Haye, and to permit them 
to fell the same and to carry them out of the forest, as the king has granted 
to them the said oaks for the repair of the six gates and five bridges of 
the city, which are weak and ruinous. Witness : John de Eltham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Philip de 
Columbariis — to whom the king, on 17 March, in the first year of his reign, 
committed his mine within his manor {mansnm) of Coumbe Martyn, 
CO. Devon, for four years from the following Easter, rendering therefor 
20 marks yearly to the exchequer — to be discharged of the aforesaid 
20 marks from 30 October, in the second year of the king's reign, when he 
rendered the mine into the king's hands and restored the letters patent, 
wherefore the king ordered the sheriff of that county to take the mine into 
his hands. Witness : John de Eltham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause Queen Philippa to have 473/., to wit 300/. from (super) the 
issues of the bailiwick of the chamberlainship of South Wales, and 173/. 
from the goods and chattels of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, 
the king's enemy, in the hands of Robert de Harle, which sums the king 
has granted to her in aid of the expenses of her household. By K. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Reginald Huse, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause assignment 
of dower to be made to Joan, late the wife of John de Pabeham, tenant in 
chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To H. bishop of Lincoln. Order to cause the sequestration of the goods 
of Master William de Weston, late parson of the church of Abberbuiy, to be 
released, and to permit William's executors to have the administration and 
to dispose thereof as shall seem fit for William's soul, the king having 
ordered the bishop to cause all William's cccle.-iastical goods and chattels to 
be sequestrated, and to be kept without diminution until further orders, be- 
cause he was given to understand that William was indebted to him at his 
death in divers debts that had not been satisfied, as William, bishop of 
Norwich, the treasurer, has now testified before the king in chancery tiiat it 
is not found at the exchequer that William owes the king any debts there. 

ByC. 

To Arnald Micol, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of London. Order to deliver to the monks of St. I'eter'.'i, West- 
minster, a tun of wine of the right prise of London for the present year, in 
accordance with the giant of Henry III. to them of a tun of wine yearly for 
the celebration of divine service. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Petronilla, late the wife of Richard de Moncmuth, tenant in chitf in 
CO. Hereford, the following of his lands, which the king has assigned to her 






CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1001 
o.>L. 



April' 22. 
Winghum. 



Metnbrane 18 — cont. 

in dower : two parts of 60 acres of land and 20 acres of meadow in Sutton, 
in that county, of the yearly value of 18*. 8</. ; and 5s. 2d. of yearly rent in 
the same town. The escheator is ordered to take her fealty in this behalf. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Adam de Lvmbergh, king's clerk, has shewn the king, by petition before 
him and his council, that the king is indebted to him in 27/. for the time 
when ho was clerk of the privy seal for the wages and expenses of himself 
and the clerks of the same seal when outside the court upon the king's 
affairs upon divers occasions, as appears by an account made with by 
Richard de Bury, late keeper of the king's wardrobe, and by a bill under 
Richard's seal in Adam's possession, and in 4/. 10*. Od. for his wages, as 
appears by the account of Robert de Wodehous, late keeper of the wardrobe, 
rendered to the exchequer, for which suras he has not yet received any pay- 
ment, and he has besought the king to order due allowance for these suras 
to be made to him in his account at the exchequer of the time when he was 
the late king's constable of Bordeaux or in the debts due from him to the 
said exchequer. By pet. of C. 



Membrane 17. 

April 8. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to pay to Peter Burdet — to whom 

Bermondsey. Edward I. granted the custody of the castle of Launceveton and of the 
prison of that castle for life, receiving therefor 20 marks yearly by the hands 
of the sheriff of that county — the aforesaid 20 marks yearly for eo long as 
the sheriff shall hold office, Peter having been hitherto paid that sum yearly 
by the sheriffs of that county. Witness : John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, 
keeper of the realm. 

April 17. To the archdeacon of Richmond. Order to supersede until further orders 
Eltham. the execution of the king's order to institute Henry de Haydok, king's 
clerk, to the church of Ribbelcestre, the king having presented Henry to 
the archdeacon for admission to that church because it was suggested to him 
that the church was void and pertained to his donation, as Robert de Brust- 
wyk, king's clerk, has appeared in person in chancery, and asiserted that he 
obtained the church by the presentation of the late king, and that he holds 
it at present, and he has besought the king to cause the presentation to Henry 
made in his prejudice to be revoked. Witness : John de Eltham, earl of 
Cornwall, keeper of the realm. By C. 

To Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, keeper of the castle 
and manor of Donyngton and of the park there. At the proscution of 
Richard Nowell, Geoffrey Daywatre of Andercherch, William le Gros of 
Donyngton, and Ralph de Wartoft, suggesting that they bought from the 
earl all his wood growing in a plot called ' BerneshuU ' within the park 
aforesaid by certain bounds contained in an indenture made between them and 
the earl, for a certain sum of money paid beforehand, and the said wood 
was afterwards taken into the king's hands with other lands of the earl, and 
is still in the king's hands, and beseeching the king to grant that they may 
fell the wood aforesaid and carry it away and make their profit thereof accord- 
ing to the agreement between them and the earl, the king ordered Simon de 
Bereford, late escheator tliis side Trent, to make inquisition concerning the 
premises, and it is found by the inquisition that the said Richard, Geoffrey, 
William, and Ralph, on 28 April, in the 3rd year of the king's reign, bought 
from the earl all the aforesaid wood by certain bounds, to wit from the second 
gate of the park towards [the town] of Donyngton as it extends between 
the ditch and the water running to Le Waterfal between BerneshuU and La 
Launde and Le Milneclif, for 100 marks to be paid to the earl at certain 



5 EDWARD Ili.-l'AUT I. 



'22o 



1331. 



April 22. 
Wingham. 



April 22. 
Wiughain. 



April 25. 
Wiujiham. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 
term?, with provision tliut thvy sliuuKl have iVoo ingress and pfjross to fell 
tlie suid wood and carry it away, to wit for tiireo years foUowini: the said 
day, and that they paid the said sum in full to the carl in his lifctiuie, and 
have in their possession letters of acquittance of William de Hon, clerk, then 
the earl's receiver, and that two parts of the wood were felhd and carried 
away by them, and that the remaining third is dtUvinetl from them, and is 
in the king's hands for the aforesaid reason and for no other ; whereupon 
the king ordered William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, to peru\it theia 
to fell the remaining third and to carry it away : the king orders Margaret 
to permit them to fell and carry away the remaining third, according to 
the agreement aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Hothum of Scorburgh, the elder, who is incapa- 
citated by illness and iuhrmity. 

To Arnald Miccl, the king's butler. Order to cau^o Mary, nun of 
Aumbreshury, the late king's sister, to have the arrears of 10 tuna of wine 
yearly for the time when Kichard de la Pole was butler and (or Arnald'a 
lime, and to cause her to have 10 tuns yearly for so long as he shall be 
butler, as the late king, on 10 April, in the 10th year of his reign, granted 
to her for life, in part payment of the 100 marks yearly that lie had granted 
to her in aid of her maintenance, 10 tuns of wine yearly by the hands of his 
butler or of him who supplies his place in the port of Southampton, each 
tun of the value of 40*., and the king, in response to Mary's petition, ordered 
Richard de la Pole to certify him concerning the arrears of the siid 10 Inns 
for the time of his ofEc«>, and Richard has signified that he deliveie<l to lier, 
by virtue of a writ to deliver to her the arrears of the wine of the time when 
Benedict de Fulshatn was butler and of his own time, 2 tuns, 11 se.vtaries 
and li pitchers (pich') of wine from 30 January, in the first year of his 
reign, until 21 April fvjUowing for Benedict's time, and 3(3 tuns, 37 sextaries, 
antl 3^ pitchers from the said 21 April until 23 February last past for his 
own time, and that one tun, 48 sextaries, and a moiety of a pitcher are in 
arrear of his time. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Whereas upon its being 
found by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard son of Richard 
de GoUihorde held at his death in his demesne as of fee a messuage and 
184^ acres of land and 4 acres of wood in Anne de Port, and 135. 4^/. of 
yearly rent in Walhoji, and that the messuage, land, wood and n nt wero 
held of the heir of John de Sancto Johanne of Basynges, a minor in the 
king's wardship, by the service of a sixteenth part of a knighl's lee, and 
by doing suit at the hundred of Andovere from three weeks to three weeks 
for all service, and that John de GoMhord, son of the said Richard son of 
Richard, was Richard's heir and was of full age, the king took John's 
fealty for the messuage, land, wood, and rent aftjie.>aid, and (jrdend tho 
escheator to cause John to have seisin of all the lands whereof Richard son 
of Richard was .seised in his demesne as of fee at his (Uatli; and aflei wards 
l)rother Richard do Beausevall, general attorney of the al.iiot of IJec 
Ilcllouin in England, appeared in chancery in person, and asserted that I ho 
abbot holds tho tenements aforesaid by a line li;vied in the court of 
Henry III. in thf; tenth year of his reign between Henry, then nl.fiot of 
Bee, demandant, and Richard sou of Henry de Stralfeld, teiuint, and that 
by virtue of this fine he had peacefully held ihem hilherto alter the death of 
the aforesaid Richard son of Henry and Edith, wife of the said Henry, to 
whom abbot Henry /rranted the teiicmeiils tor their lives, and that Hu'liaid 
son of Richard remitted the tenements to theaobot by deed ami quit-claimed 
them to him J whereupon the king ordered the escheator to supersede the 



90482, 



22G CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2332 Mcvihrave 17 — cont. 

execution of tlic aforosaid writ, and to icsunie the tennmcnts into the kinp-'a 
liands in case he had ah-eady delivered seisin thereof, and to summon John 
to be in chancery in three weeks from Easter last to inform the kiu<^ con- 
cerning his right, and the king gave the same day to the abbot ; at which 
dav the escheator returned that he had delivered seisin before receipt of the 
writ, and that after he saw the writ, he had resumed the tenements into the 
king's hands, and that he had summoned John to be in chancery on the said 
day : as John did not appear on that day and the aforesaid brother Richard, 
general attorney of the abbot, came and preferred part of the said fine and 
the deed aforesaid as evidence of the abbot's right, and sought to have the 
tenements rendered to him, the king orders the escheator to deliver them to 
the abbot or his aforesaid attorney, together with the issues received there- 
from. 

April 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

■Wingbam. Adam de Lymbergh, the late king's constable of Bordeaux, has shewn the 
king tiiat the king is indebted to him in 2,624/. 0* Qd. for divers victuals 
provided by him for the late king's use in the duchy [of Aquitaine], as 
appears by a bill under the seal of Roger de Waltham, keeper of the said 
king's wardrobe, and in 51/. 135. Ad. sterling for his wages and expenses 
for the time when he was in the late king's service, and in 368/. 16s. Qd. 
and half a pof/es' of pefiis Toui-nois for the wages of himself and certain 
clerks and divers armed men, horsemen and footmen, whom he held 
in the late king's services in the duchy by the order of Edmund, late 
earl of Kent, supplying the place of the said king there, and for certain 
expense? about certain works done by him by the earl's orders at La Reole 
(Reulam) at the time of its siege, and also for recorapence for a horse lost 
in the said king's service, as appears by divers bills under the seal of John 
Traver?, late constable of Bordea^ix, and in 450 pounds of petits Tournois for 
recompence for certain of his horses lost in the said king's service in those 
parts, as appears by bills under the seal of Nicholas de Hugate, receiver of 
the said king's moneys and victuals in the said parts, and in 18/. sterling 
and 50 pounds of petits Tournois for recompence for two horses of his lost in 
the said king's service in those pails, as appears by a letter patent of Ralph 
Basset, the said king's seneschal in Gascony, under the seal of the court of 
Gascony, in Adam's possession, for which sums he has not received any 
payment, and he has besought the king to order allow^ance to be made for 
these sums in his account at the exchequer for the time when he was con- 
stable or in other debts due from him to the king : the king therefore orders 
them to examine the .bills and letter aforesaid, and to cause allowance to be 
made therefore to Adam as above for what they shall find to be due to him. 

By pet of 0. 

April 25. To Almaric de Credonio. Order to take the fealty of Margaret de Mello, 
Wingham. late the wife of Maurice de Credonio, for the lands that she holds of the 
king, and to certify the king thereof, as the king has given to him power 
to receive her fealty and has respited her homage until Michaelmas next 
and for a year from then, because he wishes to shew her grace as she lives 
in parts beyond sea and is so grievously ill that she cannot come to him 
to do her homage for the lands that she holds of him in England and 
Ireland. By K. 

April 22. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king learns 
"Wingham. by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry de Kellygreu at his death 
held of him 2\ knights' fees of Mortain in Rescradek as 'of the honour of 
Launceton castle, in the king's hands, and an acre of land of Cornwall in 
Pengelly as of the manor of Helliston, likewise in the king's hands, by the 
service of \ld. yearly for all service, and divers other lands and fees of 
other lords by various services, and that John son of Henry is his ne -t 



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227 



1331. 



April 28. 

Strut foril-atte- 

Bow. 



April 28. 

Stratforil-atte- 

Bow. 



May 2. 

Havering-atte- 
Bower. 

April 30. 

Stratford. 



Mcmhrnue 17 — cont. 

heir and is aijotl sixteen years, the kiii^ orders the escheator to retain in his 
hands the said tees and hind that are held of him until otherwise onk-reil, 
and not to intermeddle further with the lauds thus held of other lords, 
restoring the issues of the latter. 

Vacated, because on the Fine roll. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to he made to Simou, archbishop of Canterbury, in the tenth •granted to the 
king at Leicester or in other debts of Walter, the late archbishop, or in the 
money due to the king from Simon for the corn and haj' growing in the 
manors of the archbishopric, for 300/., which the king ordered William de 
Leyceatria and John de Bradeston, keepers of the sjiid Walter's goods, to 
pay to Reginald de Cobham for the expedition of certain of the king's 
affairs in parts beyond scix \_as in this Calendar, 2 Edio. III. p. 338 J. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to pay to the parkers and warenners 
of the king's parks, woods, and warrens in that county their usual wages 
and fees, by the view and testimony of John de Carmynou, keei)er of the 
parks, woods and warrens aforesaid. 

To the same. Order to cause the palings about the king's parks in that 
county to be repaired where necessary, by the view and testmieny of the 
said John de Carmynou. By C. 

To the sheriff of Warwick and Leicester. Order to pay ISrf. a day to 
Roger de Belgrave for his wages so long as he shall be employed in execut- 
ing the king's order appointing him and others to siu'vey all the castles, 
towns, manors, lands, goods and chattels that belonged to Roger de Mortuo 
Mari, late earl of March, and to other enemies and rebels in those counties, 
and to enquire what goods and chattels they had in those counties that 
ought to pertain to the king and that had been eloigned, and to extend the 
castles and lands, and another order appointing him and others to make 
view of the accounts of all bailifls and keepers of the manors and lands that 
belonjjed to the said Ro^jer and the others aforesaid who are bound to render 
account, and to do certain other things. By C, 



Membrase 16. 

April 24. To Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, justices to hold pleas before the 
Canterbury, king. Whereas, at the prosecution of Robert de Clipeston, king's clerk, by 
petition before the king and his council — shewing that the late king, on 
24 February, in the 11th year of his reign, granted by his letters patent to 
him the custody of St. Leonard's hospital, York, for life, and he was long 
in [leaceful possession thereof, and the saiil king, at the procuration of 
Hugh le Despenser, the younger, afterwards granted the custody to M.-ister 
John Wahvayn, who held it for some time, after whose death the said king 
granted tlie custody to blaster Robert Baldok, and that although Robert de 
Clipeston has heretofore sued his right against John and Robert in pailia- 
ments and elsewhere, he could not bt; heard or obtain justice in this matU-r 
by rear.on of the lordship and royal power of the said Hugh, and afterwards 
the said king granted the custody to John (jilTard, who holds it now — the 
king onlered the justices to examine the et>llation thereof to the s;iid 
Rol)ert de Clipeston, and to call before them those who ought to bo called, 
and to cause justice to be done to him in this behalf; and tlu! king now 
learns from Robert de (Jlipeston that although he, in pleading helore them, 
shewed h'u right buHieiently, they uevcitheless ilcferixil proceeding in the 

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2J3 CALENDAl? OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



2J^31^^ Mcmhra7te IG — cont. 

j)loa by pretext of certain letters of the said king exhil)it('(l before them by 
.John (JilTiinl, eojit)iiniii<T that the said king had revoked tlie eollaliun of tlie 
eustoily upon l\obert de Clipestoii for certain causes concerning the right 
of his e!0\vn, and that he conferred the custody upon John Giffard for Hfe 
liv his letters p.'itent under the testimony of the present king, who then had 
the custody of the rcahn daring the late king's absence, which collation the 
late king confirmed by his letters patent after his coming into England, and 
toe pres(>nt king afterwards, being unaware that Ilobcrt de Clii)eston had 
been been amoved from the custody for the general causes aforesaid, 
ratified the said collation upon John Giffard by his letters patent, such 
di ferring of proceedings being gi-eatly to the prejudice of Robert de 
Clipeston, since he was not called to answer or to judgment concerning the 
premises, and his right of possession was not declared or otherwise annulled 
l)y law or judgment, in auy way, wherefore he has besought the king to cause 
justice to be exhibited concerning the restitution of the said custody: as it 
was the intention of the king and of his council in the said parliament to 
exhil)it justice to all, the king, being unwilling to delay Robert any longer 
of bis right by such unspecified general causes, which do not prove 
or testify any defects in him or in his right and possession, without his 
being brought to answer and without his right and tlie said general causes 
being declared and examined as is right, orders the justices to examine the 
collations thus made to the said Robei-t and John Gi&'ard, and to hear their 
answers and any special causes that John may wish to say and assign 
concerning the i-evocation aforesaid, in order to maintain his estate and in 
order to repel Robert by reason of any defect found in his person, and to 
proceed to final discussion in the premises, notwithstanding the said revoca- 
tion and the said letters of the king and of his father. By p.s. [4544.] 

April 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Simon 
Wingliam. de Swanlond, late mayor of London and escheator in the city, in his account 
at the exchequer of the issues of the New Temple, the daily Avages of a 
groom keeping the houses, gaie, and gardens of the Temple. 

The like in favour of John de Grantham, late mayor and escheator of the 
city. 

Aprl 27. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause the defects in the king's 
btratford. castles of Trometon and Rostormel to be repaired by the view and testimony 

of John de Carmynou, keeper of the said castles, expending up to 

20 marks. 

April 28. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Stratford, further with the lands specified below, and to restore the issues thereof, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by Robert Selyman, late eschea'or this 
side Trent, that John Cockou of Seford held at his death certain lands in 
Setbrd and in the salt marsh of Seford of the earl of Warenne by divers 
services, and certain lands in the same town of the prior of Lewes by divers 
services, and that Ahce de St^nyn^'-, Matilda de Penile, Agnes de Pende, 
Margaret de Pende, and Agnes de Pende, kinswomen of John, are his next 
heirs of the said lands and are of full age. 

May \. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Elthain. Gilbert de Wygeton, king's clerk,- has shewn the king, by petition befoi'e 
him and his council in parliament, that the king is indebted to him in 
181/. 3*. Id. of the moneys paid by him when he was clerk of the great 
wardrobe of the late king for divers things bought for that office, and also 
for his wages and robes when he was controller of the said king's wardrobe, 
• as appears by divers bills under the seals of the keepers of the wardrobe 
in Gilbert's possession, and he has besought the king to order the said sum 



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April 2. 
Dartford. 



May 2. 

Dart ford. 

May 2. 
Dover. 



May 2. 
Dartford. 



May 4. 

Dartford. 

Mav 4. 
Dartford. 



May 7. 

Havering-attc- 
Bower. 



May 4. 
Dartford. 



May 4. 
Dartford. 



Membrane IG — cont. 

to be paiil to hira : the kini; therefore orders them to examine the said bills, 
and if they ascertain that this sum is olt^urly owing to Gilbert, to cuuse it 
to be paid to hiui out of the treasury, or to cause him to have a suitnblo 
assignment for it. By pet. of C. 

To Arnald Micol, the king's butler. Order to cause J. bishop of 
"Winchester, the chancellor, to have the arrears from the time of Arnald's 
appointment of the fee of wine tliat he ought to receive from the king by 
virtue of his office, aiid to caui^e him to have such fee henceforth until 
otherwise ordei-ed. 

Riehartl (U> la Lee, imprisoned at Colehester for trespass of venison in the 
forest of Waliham, has letters to bail him until the first assize. 

To the sherill" of Salop. Order to cause a coroner for that county to bo 
electetl in that county in place of Fulk Glaas, who does^ not dwell con- 
tinuously in the same county, so that he cannot execute the duties of the 
office. 

To llobert de Sapy, keeper of the ca.stle of St. Briavels Jind of the forest 
of Dene. Order to ca*ise 20 oaks fit for timber to be felled in that forest 
and to cause tliem to be carried to the castle aforesaid, and to cause the 
defects most needing repair in the houses and other buildings of the castle 
and in the king's mill there to be repaired therewith by the view and 
testimony of two approved men of those parts. By C. 

To the sheriff of JTorfolk. Order to cause a coroner foi' that county to 
be elected in place of Roger de Bourne, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Gerard de Orum, seneschal of Ponthieu, and to John Vyncent> 
receiver of the issues of that county. Order to cause James de Scotillairo 
attorney of Queen Isabella, to have all her goods an<l chattels, and to cause 
the del)ts and arrears of accounts of her bailiffs and fermors and other delds 
due to her to be levied and delivered to .lames for her use, restoring to the 
attorney anything th it they may have levied therefrom, as she, on I DecemlxT 
last, simply and of her spontaneous will, rendered into the king's iiauds all 
ca.-tles, town.s, manors, lands and rents, as well those that she hehl in dower 
©r endowment (dofaliciin/i) by the late king's assignment as those that 
she held for life of the king's grant, with all her goods and chattels therein, 
and the king, on 10 December foUowintr, granted to her all her said gooils 
and chattels together with the debts and arrears, etc., as above. 

J^f crat patens. 

To Robert de Ilambury, chamberlain of North AVales. Order to jjay to 
- John Lcstrange, king's yeoman, — to whom the king, on 9 Novt-mber last, 
committed t'ue custody of the castle of Coneweye during good behaviour, 
receiving therefor the usual fees and wages — the arn ars of his {vQi and 
wages, and to pay him such fees and wages henceforth for so long as he 
shall have the custody. 

To John de Iloulon, eschcator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain tho 
prior of Boulton in Craven for his fealty for the lands that he holds of tho 
king in llolmeton, Peningesthorp, Thorp, and K.stluittefeld in lloldernesse, 
as he has done his fealty to the king. 

To the treasurer ami barons of the exchequer. Whereas the lute king, 
on H Jidy, in the l7th year of his reign, ordered Robert P(nver, then 
chamberlain of North Wales, to pay the fees ami wages of the justices, 
con.stablcs, sheriffs and oflicers within his bailiwick for tho time of hi."* 
office, and Robert paid ijo.j/. to Edmund, late carl of Arundel, then justice 
of Wales, out of the issues of his office : the king orders them to cxumino 
the (arl's letters of acquittance, and if they ascertain that it is so, to canse 
llobert to have due allowance for that sum in his account at the exchequer. 



230 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



looi Afcnibranc 1(5 — cont. 

To the same. Wlierens the late king, on 12 December, in the 20th yeaf 
of his reign, committed to llichard Dammory the olfice of jiistice of North 
Wales chiring pleasure, and the king, on 10 May, in Iho first year of his 
reign, ordered Kobert Power, then chamberlain of Kaernarvan, to pay to 
llichard such fee as other justices were wont to receive for the time of the 
chamberlain's office, and llobert paid liim 3>-/. 9s. 2d. : the king therefore 
orders ihem to see his writ and Richard's letters of acquittance, and if they 
ascertain that it is so, to allow to Robert the said sum in his account. 

To William Trusael^ escheator this si<le Trent. Order to deliver to Grace^ 
daughter of Robert le fitz Neel, the manor of Saldene with certain lands in 
]Murslee, co. Buckingham, and the manor of Yeftele, co. Oxford, and not to 
intermeddle further with the other lands that Robert at his death held of 
other lords than the king, restoring the issues of such lands, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held 
the aforesaid manor, lands, and manor of the gift of Roger de Guldesburgh 
by fine levied in the king's court, to him and the heirs male of his body, 
with remainder in default of such heirs to the said Grace for life, with 
remainder after her death to Robert her son and the heirs male of his body, 
and that the aforesaid Robert le fitz Neel died without an heir male of his body, 
and that the manor of Salden and the said lands in Murslee are held of the 
king by the service of a moiety and of an eighth part of a knight's fee, and 
that the manor of Yeftele is held by the service of one knight's fee, and the 
king has taken Grace's fealty for the manors and lands aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 
26 October, in the first year of his reign, ordered Robert Power, then 
chamberlain of North Wales, to pay to Roger de Mortuo Mari, then justice 
of Wales, the arrears of the fee that he ought to receive in that office for 
the time of Robert's office, and to pay him the same thenceforth, and 
Robert paid hira 178/. 3s. \0d. : the king orders them to see his writ and 
Roger's letters of acquittance, and if they find it is so, to allow to Robert 
the said sum in his account. 

To the same. Like order for allowance to the said Robert of 25L paid 
by him, in execution of the king's order of 24 March, in the first year of 
his reign, to William de Shaldeford for his wages for the time when he was 
constable of Kaernarvan castle. 

May 10. Richard de la Lee and John his son, imprisoned at Colchester for trespass 

Haveriiig-atte- of venison in the forest of Essex, have letters to Robert de Ufford, keeper 

Bower. pf ^jjg Porest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest 

of Essex, to bail them until the coming of the justices next in eyre for 

Forest pleas in co. Essex. 

The like in favour of Master Robert de RodeswelL 

May 6. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to deliver to Robert Whitheberd of 

Ilavering-atte- Wodhull, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the 
i3ower. king's hands upon his being indicted before John de Cautebrigge and his 
fellows, justices in eyre in that county, for the robbery of 15/. and of goods 
and chattels to the value of 100s. from Richard Wake of Everton at 
Everton, as he has purged his innocence before H. bishop of Lincoln, the 
diocesan, to whom he was delivered according to the privilege of the 
clergy. 

Membrane 15. 

May 5. To William Trusscl, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

HavcriDg-atte- Margaret^ late the wife of Bai tholomew de Badlesmere, the following of 

Bo\ver. j^gj. ijusband'j? lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower : the 



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231 



May 3. 
Dart ford. 



1331. Membrane 15 — cont. 

manor of Castolcombe, co. Wilts, of the yearly value of 12/. 11^. \0\d.\ 
tlu' manor of Ideshale, co. Salop, of the yearly value of 40/. ; the manor of 
Fymmere, co. Oxiord, of the yearly value of 2'/.; eerUiin lands in 
Heghtredbury, co. Wilts, of the yejuly value of lOD*. Gd.; the iranor of 
Kiiouk, in the s;inie county, of the yearly value of lOO*. '2d.; 40 acres of 
hmd in liadlesmere, co. Kent, which are called ' Coteslonde,' of the yearly 
value of 20*. ; and 10^;. l\d. of rent from certain teuauts in Sheldewycb, in 
the same county. 

May 4. To John de Houton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Dartford. Agnes, late the wife of John de Xeubiggyng, tenant in chief, a third of two 
parts of a moiety of a water-mill in Kirkehampton, co. Cumberland, which 
third is of the yearly value of 3*. 4</., and Jl.v. Qd. of yearly rent from 
certain tenants in the same town, which the king has assigned to her as 
dower. 

Eichard de Yantort, imprisoned at Colchester for trespass of venison in 
the forest of Hattefeld, has lerters to Robert de Uttbrd, keeper of the 
Foiest tliis side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of 
Hattefeld, to bail him until the coming of the justices next in eyre for 
Forest pleas in co. Essex. 

Adam de Lincolnia, imprisoned at Carlisle for trespass of venison in 
Inglewod forest, has letters to John de Crumbewell, keeper of the Forest 
beyond Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Inglewod 
to bail him until the coming of the justices next in eyre in co. Cumberland. 

May 10. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Havering-atte- of the city of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] or to Dinus 
Bower. Forcetti and Bartholomew Barde and their fellows, merchants of the .society 
of the Bardi of Florence dwelling in that city, John's attorneys in thi.s 
behalf, 500 marks for Easter term last, notwithstanding any assignment 
made or to be made upon the said custom, in part payment of 1,000 marks 
yearly from tlie custom granted to John by the king, on 7 February, in the 
first year of bis reign. 

May 8. To Margaret, countess of Kent. Order not to intermeddle with tho 

Havering-atte- manors of Lechelade and Sodyngton and with two parts of the manor of 
Bower. Bardesleye, by pretext of the king's commission to her of the custody of 
the lands, etc., of the inheritance of Edmund son and heir of Edmund, late 
carl of Kent, which are in the king's hands by reason of tlie heir's minority, 
as the king liad previously committed the custody of the said manors and 
two parts, which are of the said inheritance, to Thomas de Brade.stan. 

By p.s. [4578.] 

May 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Dartford. Richard de Bromle has shewn the king, by jietition befoie him and his 
council in parliament, that Gilbert de Bronde, keeper of the late king's 
victuals at Carlisle, received 23/. 16s. Od. from Richard as a loan for the 
use of the said king to make provision of victuals towards the munition of 
that town, as appears by the account of William de IVIelton, archbishop of 
York, then keeper of the said king's wardrobe, for which sum Richard has 
not yet received any payment or satisfaction, and be has besought the king 
to order this sum to be paid to him : iIh' king therefore orders them to 
Bcarch the books of the late king's wardrol)e touching the said account, 
which are in the wardrobe, and if they ascertain that the said sum came to 
the laic king's n.se and is still owing to Richard, to cause it to I>e paid to 
him or to cause him to have; a suitable assignment. By pet of C. 



232 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

■I f»oi Membrane 16 — cont. 

M;iv 4. To tlio sheriff of Cumberland. Order to pay to Anthony de Lucy, jus- 

llaviiiiijja'te- ticiiiry of Iroliind, 121)/. from the issues of that county, in part paynuMit of 
liywLT. ^]^^^ 500/. tliat the king granted to hiui in aid of hi.s expenses in that ofEce, 
notwith.^tanding the king's kite order to the sheriff to have all the money 
that he has collected or can collect at the exchequer on the nioi'row of the 
Asccnt^ion next, to be delivered into the treasury for the expedition of 
certain of the king's affairs. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,'' to the following : 

William de Tatham, keeper of the hinds of Blakeburnshire and Clider- 

hou, for payment of 100/. to Anthony, notwithstanding the king's 

Lite order to the sheriff of Lancaster to have all money at the 

exchequer, etc. 
'J'he keeper of the manor of Soureby, co. Cumberland, for 40/. for 

Anthony. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Carlisle for 40/. from the ferm of that city 

for Anthony. 

May 10. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 

Haveiing. Feckenliam to be elected in place of Nicholas de Hambury, deceased. 

!May 11. To William Trnssel, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the king learns 

UaveiinfT-atte- by in(juisition taken by Robert de Prestbury and Robert Dabetote that 
Bower. Herbert son of John, on Sunday after St. Mark, 19 Edward I. dowered 
Eleanor, ibrmerly his wife, at the door of the church of Harscombe, 
CO. Gloucester, upon which day he married her, with the assent of John son 
of Reginald, Herbert's father, with a third of the castles of Blenleveny, 
JJulkedinas with the honour, and of certain lands in Langellon, Kethedyn, 
and La IMare, to hold for her life in name of dower, and that the said John 
son of Reginald ratified, granted, and confirmed the aforesaid endowment 
by his deed and spontaneous will, and that Eleanor never was seised of any 
part of the castles, honours, and lands aforesaid after the death of Herbert, 
her late husband, in the name of dower or otherwise, and that she had not 
any lands of the aforesaid Herbert or John or of any one else in recompence 
for her dower of the castles, honour and lands aforesaid, and that, after her 
said husband's death, she did not release or quit-claim her action for the 
dower aforesaid to any one, and that on the day when she married Herbert she 
•was aged sixteen years and more, and that Herbert died on the morrow of 
St. John the Baptist, 14 Edward II. and that the aforesaid castles, honour, 
and lands are in the king's hands by the forfeiture of Roger de Mortuo 
Blari, late earl of March, and for no other cause, and that they are held of 
the king by the service of two knights' fees, and are worth yearly in all 
issues GO/. : the king therefore orders the escheator to cause the aforesaid 
third part to be assigned and delivered to Eleanor in the presence of the 
keeper of the castles, honour, and lands aforesaid, or of him who supplies 
his place, Eleanor having taken her oath before the king not to marry 
without his licence. 

May 11. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

JIav.ring-atte- John Hamound, John ISTot, and Simon Dolsely, executors of the will of 
liower. Adam de Sarum, late citizen of London, have shewn the king that he was 
indebted to Adam in 40/. 16^. 5d. for divers things bought from him for the 
king's use by "William la Zousche, clerk of the great wardrobe, as appears 
by a bill of the said wardrobe in their possession, and Adam or they have 
not been satisfied for the said sum, and they have besought the king to 
order payment thereof or assignment therefor to be made for the execution 
of the said will : the king therefore orders them to examine the said bill, 
and if they ascertain that it is so, to cause payment or assignment for the 
aforesaid sum to be made. By C. 



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1331. 3fcmhranc 15 — cont. 

^lay 12. To the sheriff of Xottin;;h;im and Derby. Order to cnn.«:e Jolin de 

Ilaveriiig-atte- Da;r;^e\vorth, knight, kinsman and heir of Laura, kte the wife of William 
Bower. Payforer, to have the barriers made for the se.ssion8 of the justice.s in eyro 
in tho.se counties, and other tJiinj^s pertaining to tlie olVice of the barriers, 
the king having ordered GeottVey le Scrop and his fellows, late justices in 
eyre iu co. Northampton, and William de Herle and his fellows, late jus- 
tices in eyre in co. Nottingham and Derby, to admit John to the oOice of 
proclaimer, marshal, usher, and [to the office] of the barriers in those evres 
[for the reasons f/iven at page 71 above'\, by virtue of which order John 
was admitted to that office, as the said Geoffrey has certified in chancery. 

To Robert tU» Hornclif, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to pav to 
Roger de llorsele 20 marks for Easter term last out of the issues of that 
castle, in accordance with the late king's grant, of 20 November, in the 
12th year of his reign, to Roger of 40 marks yearly from the issues of the 
castle. 

May 14. To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the 

Ilaviriug-atte- port of Ipswich. Whereas the king lately, at the petition of John Baud, 
Bower. t|,g elder, merchant, ordered the collectors to allow to him 117*. \\\d. in 
his next customs on wool, hides, or wool-fells sent out of the realm by him 
to parts beyond sea, in payment of money lent by him to the king in the 
first year of his reign, and John has now shewn the king that he has not 
obtained any allowance or payment for the said sum, and that he does not 
now exerci.se such merchandise, ami he has therefore besought the king to 
order him to be satisfied for that sum : the king therefore orders the collec- 
tors to see his letters patent under the seal called ' cocket ' concerning this 
debt, and if they ascertain that John has not been sati.*<fied for the said 
debt, to cause it to be paid to him out of the issues of the custom. 

By pet. of C. 

Membrane 14. 

May 8. To Master Jordan de Mackelesfeld, bailiff of the manor of Mackelesfeld. 

Ilavcriiig-atte- Order to repair the houses, walls, palings of the park, and other buildings of 
Bower. ^j,;jj manor by the view of men of those parts to be appointed by John 
Giffard, the king's steward and surveyor of the manors of those parts, and 
to pay to the keepers of the park and of the king's stud there the arrears 
of their usual wages from 1 December last, and to pay them their wages 
henceforth. 

The like, * mutatis mutandis,^ to the following : 

Jolin de Th'.vayt, keeper of the manor of Brustwyk and of the parks 

with members of that manor. 
William de 'J'atham, keeper of the castle of Cliderhou and of the manoi-s 

of Penwor[t]ham, Tortinton, and Rachedale, with the hamlets and 

chaccs, in co. Lanca.shire, and of the manor of Slaitebourn, with the 

handets and free chace of Boulaud, co. York. 

May 17. To William Trussel, e.schcator this side Trent. Order to deliver to .John 

Uaveririf^-atie- de Veer the casll(!S, and manor.'J, etc., specilicd below, and the issues thereof, 
Bower. and not to intermeddle further with the other lands that Robert de V(ht, 
lat(! earl of O.xford, held at his death, and to restore the iss^ues thereof to 
John, ^aving the right of others and .suing any relief that may be due to 
the king, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robert lit his death held the castle and marior of Ifenghaiu and the mnnor.n 
of Bumpstede, Doilyngherst, Benteleye, Karl's Colne, Canefcdd, Doniili.ini, 
Gelham, and Fingrc, co. Essex, Laneham Overhall, Lanch.im Nctherhall, 



231 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1331. 



May 20. 

Havering-atte- 
Bower. 



May 20. 

Havering-atte- 
Bower. 

May 20. 

Havering atte- 

Bower. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

and Audham, co. Suffolk, Caumpcs, Abyton, and Saxton, co. Carabridnjc, 
Konsiiiglon, co. Middlesex, Cheshain and Calveiton, co. JJnckiugham, and 
2 uie.ssua«;e.s and 2 carucates of laud in Langeleye and Bradeleye, co. Berks, 
to him and the heirs of his body by line levied in the king's court, with 
remainder to the aforesaid John and his heirs, and that the aforesaid castle of 
Hengham and the manors of Hengham, Bumpstede, Uodingherst, Benteleye, 
Earl's Colne, Canefeld, Dounham, Lanehain Overhall, Laneham Netherhall, 
Audham, Kensington, Caumpes, Abyton and Saxton are held of the king in 
chief by the service of 2\ knights' fees, and that the manor of Fyngre is 
held in chief by serjeanty, to wit by serving in the queen's chamber in 
place of a chamberlain on the day of her coronation, and that the manors of 
Chesham and Calverton are held by the service of one knight's fee, and the 
said messuages and land by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, and the 
manor of Gelham by the service of rendering yearly 10^. to the exchequer, 
and that the earl died without an heir of his body, and the king has taken 
John's homage for the said castle, manors, and lands. By p.s. [4603.] 

To the same. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew 
de Badlesmere, tenant in cliief of the late king, the following of his knights' 
fees, which are still in the king's bands and which the king has assigned to 
her in dower: a moiety of a fee in Buklond, co. Kent, which moiety the 
heirs of Henry de Buklond hold, of the yearly value of SO*. ; a moiety of a 
fee in Bikenore, in the same county, which moiety the heirs of John de 
Bykenore hold, of the yearly value of 20*. ; a fee in Smethecote, co. Wilts, 
which Richard Daunteseye holds, of the yearly value of 100*. ; a fee in 
Saltharpe, in the same county, which Lucy Bluet holds, of the yearly value 
of 60«. ; a moiety of a fee in Chatyndon, in the same county, which moiety 
the abbot of Teukesbury holds, of the yearly value of 26*. Sd. ; a moiety of 
a fee in Blontesdon, in the same county, which moiety John do As holds, of 
the yearly value of 20*. ; a quarter of a fee in Budeston, in the same county, 
which quarter Nicholas de Budeston holds, of the yearly value of 10*. ; a 
fee in Combrewell, in the same county, which Roger de Berle holds, of the 
yearly value of 40*. ; a fee in Little Sherston, in the same county, which 
Thomas Giffard holds, of the yearly value of 50*. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the said Margaret the advowson 
of the church of Castel combe, co. Wilts, of the yearly value of 10/., 
and the advowson of the church of Aderdele, co. Salop, of the yearly value 
of 25/., which the king has assigned to her as dower of her husband's 
advowsons. 

To Margaret, countess of Kent, Order not to intermeddle with the ferra 
of the regality and market of Derteford, co. Kent, and with the hundreds of 
Wedlestan {sic) and Lethelesfeld, in the same county, by virtue of the king's 
commission to her of the custody of the castles, manors, and lands of the 
inheritance of Edmund, son and heir of Edmund, late earl of Kent, during 
the minority of the said heir, and to permit John de Pulteneye, citizen of 
London, to hold them, as the king had previously granted them to John 
under a certain form for 317/. 11*. \0d. due to John from the earl, and for 
129/. 4*. 2d. due from the earl to Roesia de Boreford, of whose will John is 
executor, and for 100/. that John paid to the king at the exchequer. 

By K. & C. 

To the keepers of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and Aureneye. 
Order not to distrain Matthew de Saumareis for fealty for the lands that he 
holds of the king in the said islands, as he has done fealty to the king. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the king's 
hand to be amoved from the priory of Lodres, and to cause to be emended 
what John de Ledrede, his sub-escheator in co. Dorset, has done unjustly, 



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233 



1331. 



May 26. 

Sudbury. 



ISr.nV 20. 

ilaveriiiij-attc 
Bower. 



May 22. 

Ilavering-atte- 
liower. 



May 25. 
Sudbury. 



May 28. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 

May .30. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 
so that rencwpcl complaint may not reiich the kin^r, wlierohy lie would Iiave 
to 8i)i)ly a lu-avier hand, and to ie.ston> tlu« is.^^ui's to the prior, as lioo-er, the 
prior, ha.s comphiincd to the king that John de Ledrt'de entered the' priory 
and the hinds pertaining to it by colour of his ollicc, and now occupies the 
priory, not permitting the prior or his men to dispose thereof as they ought, 
anil the king has frequently ordered William to certify him of the cau.se'' for 
taking the priory into his bauds, and nothing has jis yet been done in the 
matter. If there be any reasonable cause why the premises ou"ht not to 
be executed, he is to certify the king thereof before St. Barnabas next. 

To the bailifl's of Scardeburgh. Order to cause the houses, walls, 
turrets, and bridges of Scardeburgh castle to be repaired, expendiii<' 
100 marks thereupon out of the tVrm of that town, by the view and testimony 
of Henry de Percy, keeper of the castle, or of him who supplies his phice, 
notwithstanding the assignment of 91/. of the ferm of the town and of the 
town of Whallesgrave to the abbot of Fountains by commission of the 
exchequer, as they have signiiied that they could not execute the kin^-'s 
previous order to this effect because of the said assignment, which has not, 
however, beeu paid. J3y K. & C. 

To William Trussel, cscheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
- further with a messuage, 80 acres of hmd, an acre of meadow, an acre of 
pasture, and 15*. 2d. of yearly rent in Kyngesham, in the suburbs of Chi- 
chester, and the advowson of the church of St. Paneras in the same suburbs 
and to restore the issues thereof to Isabella, late the wife of Nicholas de Ayot 
taking iier fealty in this behalf, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Nicholas and Isabella held the premises jointly on the day of 
Nicholas's death of the feoffment of William de Sydeneye by fine levied in 
the late king's court, to them and to the heirs of Nicholas's body, and that 
they are held of the king by the service of finding him, if he came by a 
certain lane called ' CJo<lelane ' to make war on the south sea, a si)indlo 
(J'usillum) full of raw thread to make a false cord for his crossbow for all 
services. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Anthony Bache, merchant, has shewn the king that the king is indel)ted to 
him in 791)/. \s. \0d. ns appears by two bills under the seals of Thomas do 
Garton, keeper of the king's wardrobe, and of Master William la Zou.sche 
clerk of the king's great wardrobe, which are in Anthony's possession and 
he has besought the king to order })ayment thereof to be made to him : the 
king therefore orders tliem to examine the said bills, and if they ascertain 
that Anthony has not been satisfied for the .said sum, to cause it to be paid 
to him out of the treasury or to causi; him to have an assignment for it. 

Byp.s. [-IGIT.] 

To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of North Wales. Order to see the 
king's letters |)atent appointing Oylard de Welles keeper of the castle of 
Ilardelagh in North Wales, and if he still have the custodv, to pav to him 
the arrears of the usual fee for the custody for the time of the chaniberlain's 
office, and to pay him the same henceforth, as Oylard has shewn the kin"- 
that his fee is in arrears for the time of the chamberlain's oflice, and he Jiiw 
besought the king to order it to be paid to him. 

To the sheritf of Essex. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Felstede to be elected in place of John de Terlyngg, deceased. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowjinco 
to be made to Robert Power, late chamberlain of North Walis, in his 
account renderetl or to be rendered at the exchequer, for. 300/., which the 



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1331. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

kinjj crniited to him in roconiponcci for his costs and expenses about tlie safe 
custody of those parts at the time of the prosecution of Hugh Ic Dcspenser 
anil other oiieniios of tht- king, and for his <iood service in that olfice, and 
which the king ordered them to allow to Robert, as Robert asserts that lie 
has not yet obtained allowance therefor. By p.s, [4651] 

^lav 26. To William Tnissel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Uiimwell. Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, the lands, etc., 

specilied below, and the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 

taken by the escheator that Bartholomew and Margaret jointly acquired, in 

the late king's time, to them and to Bartholomew's heirs a messuage, 

31 acres of land, an acre of wood, 45. 3(7. of rent, and a rent of 4 hens and 

32 eggs, and a third and a sixth part of a cock and a thiid of an egg in 
Sellyng, and the advowson of the chapel of that town, from Richard son of 
John de Sellyng, and a messuage, 16.| acres of land, and 1\ acres of wood 
in the same town from Thomas de Grobbydan, and 5 acres of land in the 
same town from "William son of Ranulph de Eaesyngge, and Id. of yearly 
rent in the same town fi'om John de Shotyndon, and a messuage, 1^ acres 
of laud, 16rf. of rent, and a rent of 3 hens, 10 eggs, and a third of an 
egg and a sixth of a hen in the same town from Ralph son of John de 
Sellyng, and 1\ acres of land in the same town from Bartholomew 
Spriuget, and 25 acres of land, an acre and a rood of wood, and 1\d. of 
yearly rent in Sheldewich from William son of John Child atte Helde of 
Sellyng, and 11 acres of land in the same town from Robert Durant, 
chaplain, and a rent of 2 hens in the same town from William Stokeman of 
SheldcAvych, and that Margaret continued her seisin thereof with her 
husband until the late king took them into his hands with the other lands 
of her husband because he was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, and that the lands are held of the abbot of Faversham by the 
service of 16*. yearly for all service. 

June 1. To Stephen de Condy of Sandwich. Order not to intermeddle with the 

Bury custody of the towns of Wynclielse and La Rye, and of the manor of Iham, 
St. Ldmunds. ^^ Sussex, by pretext of the king's grant to him of the bailiwick of La Rye 
and the custody of the marsh of Iham during pleasure, and to restore any 
issues received by him to Richard de Grofhurst, and to bring his com- 
mission to the chancery to be cancelled, as the king wills that Richard, to 
whom he had previously committed the custody of the said towns and 
manor, shall have the custody according to his grant. By K. & C. 



Membrane 13. 

May 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Dartmouth. John Marohaunt of Berewyk has shewn the king, by petition before him 
and his council in parliament, that the late king was indebted to him ia 
42/. 11*. Od. for wheat bought from him for the said king's use by Roger 
de Horsele, late constable of Baumburgh castle, for the munition of that 
castle, as appears by the account of William de Melton, archbishop of York, 
then keeper of the said king's wardrobe, of which sum John has not yet 
received payment or satisfaction, and he has besought the king to order it 
to be paid to him : the king therefore orders them to search the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer touching the account, and if they ascertain 
thereby that the corn came to the late king's use and that the aforesaid sum 
is still owing to John for these causes, to cause it to be paid to him out of 
the treasury or to cause him to have an assignment for it. By pet. of C 



5 EDWARD III.— Part I. 237 



1331. Membrane 13 — cont. 

May l.'{. To tlio treasurer and barons of tlic cxcIu'ijikm'. John Stnnny h;is shown 

Ilavering-atte- the kitifif that whereas he ackuowUHljroil in the late king's chancery that lie 
Bower. ^^.,j, imlebted to IIu<;h le Despenser, then earl of Winehe.ster, in 1,000 marks 
to be paitl to him for certain causes, and the carl afterwanls accinitted him 
of the said sum and of all other debts due to the earl from him by his 
letters patent, nevertheless after the earl's death the sherifT of Wiltshire wa3 
ordered, by virtue of the estreats of tlie chancery delivered at the exchequer, 
to sumnioo John to be in tlie exchecjuer at a certain dav now past to shew 
cause why the 1,000 marks should not be levied from him for the king's use 
by reason of the earl's forfeiture, at which day the aforesaid letters were 
exhil)ited in the exchequer before the treasurer and barons on John's 
behalf, wherefore the matter was adjourned until the octaves of St. Hilary 
last in order to enquire by a jury whether or not the letters were the deed 
of the earl, at which octave the jury came and John absented himself, 
because he was .shortly before that time of the household of John 
jNIautravers, the younger, fearing to be arrested for that rea.son if he 
appeared, and it was consiilered by reason of his absence that the debt 
should be levied from him in full, ami the debt is thus exacted from him by 
summons of the exchequer, wherefore he has besought the king to piovido 
a remedy : the king therefore orders them, if they ascertain that John 
absented himself at the said octave for the said reason and for no other, to 
cause to be done for Jolin m the premises what they shall see lit to be done 
of right. By K. 

May 14. To the collectors of the customs of wool, hide.s, and wool-fells in the port 

Havtri:i<.'-attc- of Ipswicli. Whereas the king, at the petition of John do Chelmisford, 
liower. mciciiant. deceased, ordered them to allow to him in the next customs of 
Avool, hides, and wool-fells to be sent by him to parts beyond sea 7/. 3*. Id. 
due to him from the king for a loan made to the king in the first year of his 
reign, and Jonn, late the wife of the said John and executrix of his will, has 
besought the king to order her to be satisfied for tlie said sum, since neither 
John nor she has been satisfied : the king therefore orders the collectors to 
see the king's letters patent under his seal called 'coket' concerning this 
debt, and to pay it to Joan out of the issues of the custom if it have not 
been paid. By pet. of C. 

May 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cau.oe Liiura, 

Havering atte- late tiie wife of John de Stotevill, tenant in chief of the late king, to be 
liower. di>(harg{d of the rent of two parts of the manor of Dcdham, which 
belonged to the said John and which the king granted to her, on 
5 ^lardi, in the second year of his reign, during the minority of John's 
heir, rendering therefor to the exche(iuer as much as others would 
render for it, as the king ordered her not to interme(ldle further with the 
custody of the said parts by virtue of his aforesaid comndssion, and 
ordered her to restore the issues thereof to the executors of the will of 
Ilervey de Staunton, becau.se it appeared by inspection of the rolls of 
chancery that the king had, on 3 ^larch then last i)ast, ordered Simon do 
Bereford, then escheator this side TnMit, not to intcrmt ddle further with 
the said manor, whieii he had taken into the king's hands by runson of the 
death of Hervey de Staunton, to whom John had demised it under a 
certain form, which manor the late knig after .lolm's death granted to 
Ilervey during the heir's minority, rendering tiierefoi 1:0 mat k.H yearly to 
the exchequer, and oidered Simon to restore the issues thereof to Ilervey 's 
executors. 

Afay 18. To .Tohn Paynel, chamberlain of Chester. Order to permit Kustace do 

Havering atte- Bnsterle of the commote (rrwj') of Hothlan to )nyilie 11/. due from hiui 

liower. j-^jr the arrears of the yearly fcrm of the milia of Ilothlnn half at tho 



2:5S 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



ooi. 



May 22. 

llaviTiiig-aftc- 

Bower. 



May 29. 

Bury 
St. Edniuuds. 



May 28. 

Bury 

St. Eduiuuds. 



May 30. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 

May 30. 
Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



June 2. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

oxclioqiipr at IMichaolmns and half at Easter, as the king h;is granted that 
he may pay them at these terms. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Albreda, late the wife of Thomns 
de Copham, the king's armourer, and executrix of his will, has shewn the 
king that he was indebted to Thomas in 51/. 18*. Q\d., as appears by two 
bills under the seals of Thomas de Useflete, late clerk of the great ward- 
robe, and of Master William le Zousche, now clerk of the same, in 
Albreda's possession, of which sum payment or satisfaction has not been 
made, and she has besought the king to order that sum to be paid to her : 
the king therefore orders them to see the said bills, and to pay this sum to 
Albreda if it have not been paid. By p.s. [4616.] 

To the prior of Kermerdyn, chamberlain of South "Wales. Order to pay 
to Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales, the arrears of his fee for the 
time that he has been justice, and to pay him the same fee henceforth. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the temporalities of the abbey of Middelton, which he has 
taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of Robert, the late 
abbot, and to restore the issues thereof to the prior and convent, as the 
king, in consideration of 40 marks to be paid into the exchequer by the 
prior and convent of the abbey upon the next voidance of the abbey, 
granted to them that they should have the custody of the temporalities of 
the abbey upon the next voidance iP the voidance lasted for a month or less, 
and if it lasted for more, they should pay a proportionate sum for the 
excess of time. 

To the same. Order not to distrain John Talemach for homage and 
fealty for the laiids that he holds of the king in chief, as the king has taken 
his homage and fealty. By p.s. [4648.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Stephen de Padyhamme has shewn the king that the king is indebted to him 
in 77/. 0*. \\(l. for wines bought from him by the hands of Robert de 
Panethorn, merchant of Wynchelse, his servant, by Richard de la Pole, ihe 
king's late butler, as appears by a bill under Richard's seal in Stephen's 
possession, and he has besought the king to cause payment or assignment to 
be made to him for this sum : the king therefore orders them to see the 
said bill, and if they ascertain that this sum is due to Stephen, to pay it to 
him at the exchequer, or to cause him to have an assignment for it. 

By K. & C. 

To the justiciary and chancellor of Ireland, for the time being or to 
come, and to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. The 
prior and friars of the Carmelite order of Ardee (de atrio Dei) in Ireland 
have shewn the king that Ralph Pipard, deceased, granted to them by 
his charter certain alms, such as in wheat, malt, and other things, to be 
received yearly from his manor of Ardee, and they received the alms from 
the time of the making of the charier until the time when Ralph enfeoffed 
Edward I. of the manor and of other his lands, and the said king, at the 
prosecution of the prior and brethren, asserting that the alms had been 
withdrawn from them from the time when the manor came to his hands, 
ordered the treasurer and chamberlains of the aforesaid exchequer to cause 
the alms to be estimated at their yearly value, and to cause the value to be 
paid to the biethren out of the treasury yearly, and that they received 6/. at 
the exchequer of Dublin, being the value of the alms as estimated by 
information by the council of Edward I. in Ireland, yearly in the time of 
the said king and in the time of the late king, and afterwards by the hands 



5 EDWARD III.— Pakt I. 239 



1331. Monbrane 13 — cont. 

of John tie TJennynpham, latu earl of Louiho, to whom the lute king {(ranted 
the manor, and that tlie said G/. yearly have been withhtld from tlicin 
since the time of the earl'd death, beeause tlie manor came to the king's 
hands with the earl's other lands by reason of the minority of his heir, and 
thev have besought the king to cause the arrears from tiie earl's death to be 
paid to them, antl to cause the said sum to be ])aid to them henceforth fur 
so ionj; as the manor slmll remain in his hands: the kiujj therefore orders 
them to search the rolls and memoranda of the said excheciuer of the time 
of his father and grandfather, and if tliey find that the said (i/. yearly were 
paid to the prior and brethren, and that they received this sum yearly from 
the earl for tiie time when he held the manor, to pay to them the arrears of 
that sum yearly from the time when the manor came to the king's hands, 
and to pay them the same yearly henceforth. By p.s. 

June 7. To John de Houton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Norwich, Robert son of Robert de Malo Lacu the manors of Ilexthorp and Rosyngton, 
CO. York, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robert at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee, but that he held 
the manors aforesaid for the term of his life of the grant of Peter de Malo 
Lacu, deceased, and that Peter de Malo Lacu, son and heir of Peter, granted 
that the manors should remain after Robert's death to the aforesaid Robeit 
son of Robert for life, the king's licence for this having been obtained, so 
that after the death of Robert the son the manors ought to remain to the 
said Peter son of Peter, and that Robert de Malo Laeu attorned himself of 
tiie manors to Robert his son by virtue of the grant and licence aforesaid, 
and that the manors are held of the king by the service of an eighth part of 
two grand serjeanties, which serjeanties are to find the king two armed men 
in his Welsh war for forty days if there be war there, and the king has 
taken the ferdty of Robert the son for tiie said manors. 

June 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Norwich. John de Bures has shewn the king th.at the king is indebted to iiim in 
107/. 135. 4<7. for recompense for his horses lost in the late king's service 
at Strivelyn, and for his robes, as appears by two bills, one under the seal 
of .John de Okliam and the other under the seal of Kobert de Wodehous, the 
late king's cofferer, in his possession, and he has besouuht the king to cause 
100/. to be paid to him in full satisfaction of this sum: the king therefore 
oiders them to see the said bills, and if they ascertain tliat the said 
107/. 13*. 4J. are still owing to John, to cause 100/. to be ])aid to him out of 
the treasury in full payment. By p.s. [4C55.J 

June 8. To William de Tatham, steward of the king's lands in Blakeburnshire, 

Norwich. co. Lancaster, and receiver there. Whereas Ilenry de Lacy, late earl of 
Lincoln, granted by his letters patent, which Edward I. conlirmed by his 
letters patent, to the abbot and convent of Kirkestall and their successors 
that he would pay to them 80 marks yearly at his exchccpier of Pontefract 
for the lands jind rents in Acrington, Cliveaehcr, and Ilnnecofes, in that 
county, and La Roundchaye, Secroft, and Shadewell, in co. York, which 
the abbot quit-claimed to him, to wit for the lands in co. Lancaster 
50 marks and for the lands in co. York ;J0 marks, which SO marks the altbot 
and his predecessors received all the time of the earl and jifterwards all the 
time of Tiiomas, kite earl of Lancaster, and in the times of the late king and 
of (^neen Iwdfclla, in whose hands the lands aforesaid were entirely, and 
25 marks from the lands in co. Lancaster, now in William's cuslody,are in 
arrear for Whitsuu term last after the lands in co. Lancaster came to tho 
king's hands by Queen Isabidla's surrender, and tho abbot has besought tho 
king to order payment of the said 25 marks thus in arrcur and of the said 



240 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



TOO! Membrane 13 — cont. 

oO ninrks yearly henocforth to be made to him : the king therefore orders 
William, if the said 2o marks be in arrear, to pay them to the abbot, and to 
pav to the abbot the said ;")() marks iienceforth lor so long as William shall 
have the custody of the lands aforesaid. 

MEMBRAyE 12. 

^lay 13. To the justices in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. Berks. Order to 

Ilavcriiig-atte- permit R. bi.shop of Salisbury to hive his free chace in a plot of land called 
Bower. ' le Bisshopesbere,' within the metes of the forest of Wyndesore in that 
county, freely and without impediment, and to use and enjoy it as his pre- 
decessors did before appropriation and afforestation thereof mentioned 
below, as Edward I. — upon finding by perambulation of the forest of Wynde- 
sore made, by his order, before Roger le Brabazoun, John de Berewyk, 
Raljjh de Hengham, William Ingge, and John de Crokeslc, that the pre- 
deces.-5ors of S. then bishop of Salisbury had from old time a free chace in 
the said place, so that no minister of the said king intermeddled therewith, 
until Geoffrey de Picheford, sometime keeper of the castle and forest of 
AVyndesore, appropriated the chace to the forest aforesaid in the said king's 
time and afforested it — ordered Hugh le Despenser, then justice of the 
Forest this side Trent, to permit the said bishop S. to liave the chace afore- 
said freely and without inijiediment, as his predecessors had it. 

May 10. To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. Order to 

Havering-atte- cause to be restored to R. bishop of Ossory, who lately came to the king in 
Bower. England, the temporalities of his bishopric aforesaid, which the king caused 
to be taken into his hands because the bishop went to parts beyond sea 
contrary to the king's prohibition, as th(- king has restored the temporalities 
at the request of Neapolio, cardinal-deacon of the Roman church, on 
condition that the bishop come to the king at his order and submit himself 
to his grace for the contempt and trespass aforesaid, and answer to the king 
if he wish to speak against him. By p.s. [4586.J 

[Feeder a. '\ 

The like to the dean and chapter of the church of Ossory in Ireland. 
\_Ibid.'\ By the same writ. 

May 20. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Havering-atte- Hugh de Bodyton, brother of Andrew de Bodyton, 2 messuages and 

Bower. gQ acres of land, 20 acres of pasture, 2 acres of wood and an acre of 

meadow in Wobbedyng {sic), taking from him security for his relief, as the 

king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said Andrew at 

his death held no lands of the king, but that he held the premises of the 

heir of John de Hastyng', a minor in the king's custody, by the service of 

29s. yearly, and by doing suit at the heir's court of Wobbedyng {sic) twice 

a year for all service, and that Hugh de Bodyton, Andrew's brother, is his 

next heir and is of full age, and the king has taken Hugh's fealty. 

Vacated, because on the Fine Roll. 

May 13. To the sheriff of Heieford. Order to pay to John de Percebrigg 100*. for 

Havering-atte- his expenses in going to divers parts to audit and determine the accounts of 
Bower. receivers, bailiff's, reeves and other ministers who are bound to i-ender 
accounts of the issues of the ea.-tles and lands in England and Wales that 
belonged to Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, and Roger de 
Mortuo Mari of Chirk, which are in the king's hands by the earl's for- 
feiture, and to prosecute certain other affairs of the king's there, as he 
was enjoined by the king. By C. on the information of the treasurer. 

To Robert de Hambury, chamberlain of Kaernarvan. Order to pay to 
Richard de Huiaud — to whom the king, on 19 December last, committed 



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May 2. 

Dartford. 



May 22. 

Ilaveriug-atte- 
Uower. 



IVIay 20. 

Havering-atte- 

Bower. 



May 23. 

Haveriiig-atte- 

Bower. 



May 28. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 

May 29. 

Bury 

St. luluiunds. 



May 29. 

Bury 

St. Edmuuds. 



MembrcDie 12 — co7tt. 

the custody of the castle of Crukyn during pleasure — the arrears of his fee 
for tlie said custody from 10 December, aud to pay the said fee to him 
heuceforth. 

Roger atte Thome of Whatyngewell, imprisoned iu Caresbrok castle iu 
the Isle of Wight for a trespass of venison in the king's forest in that 
Island, has letters to John de la Hoese, constable of the wistle and keeper 
of the king's forest there, to bail him until the coming of the justices in 
eyre for Forest pleas in co. Southampton. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be matle to John de Grantham, late mayor and escheator in the city of 
London, iu his account at the exchequer of the issues of the New Teujple 
of London, for 2d. a day for the wages of a man keeping the gates and 
gardens of the Temple and keeping the gates open by day for the time 
during which the said man had such custody. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause an 
assignment to be made to William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, for 500 marks 
from ward.ships and marriages, to be paid within two years from this date, 
in consideration of his good service rendered and to be rendered to the king. 

^y K. 

To Robert de Ufford and his fellows, justices in eyre for Forest pleas in 
CO. (Southampton aud iu other counties. Order to continue all pleas 
touching their eyi'es to certain days after Michaelmas to be assigned by 
them, and to supersede meanwhile the holding of the eyre, as the people of 
those parts must attend to their own affairs in the coming season for the 
common utility of the king's people. By C, 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Roger de Bourne, as the king learns that he has not 
sufficient lands in that county and does not dwell therein continuously. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
The executors of the will of Robert de L^mframvyil, late earl of Anego.^, 
have shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament 
at Westminster, that be kept divers men-at-arms in the service of 
Edward I. and Edward II. in their wars of Scotland and the marclie- of 
England by their orders for the salvation of the marches, and divers sums 
of money were due to Robert at his death for the arrears of his wages and 
recompence for his horses lost in the wars aforesaid, as appears by the 
books of the wardrobe of the late king delivered at the exchequer and by 
the bills of his wardrobe in their possession, for which sums no payment op 
satisfaction hag been mnde. and they have besought the king to order 
payment to be made to them of the sums aforesaid: the king then lore 
orders them to see the said will and the bills and books aforesaid, and if 
they find that the sums aforesaid are still owing, the treasurer and 
chamberlains arc to pay them to the executors out of the treasury, or the 
treasurer and barons are to cause the executors to have assignment 
therefor. By pet. of C. 

To the same. The executors of the will of Henry Beanfitz have shewn 
the king, by pr-tition before him and his council in parliament at Westniin- 
Bter, tkit the late king was indebted to Henry in 2(58/. \'2s. 8rf. for llio 
arrears of his wages and for recompense for his horses lost in the said 
king's service, as appears by bills of the late king's wardrobe in their 
possession, for which no payment has yet been made, and they have 
beboughi the king to cause them to be wilislied for the said sum : the king 



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242 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



May 29. 

Uury 

St. Edmunds. 



2 -J^J Membrane 12 — co»t. 

tliorcforc orders them to see the bills aforesaid, and if they find that the 
syiitl dfbt is elear and still unpaid, the treasurer and chamberlains are to 
cau.'^c the said sum to be paid to the executors out of the treasury, or the 
trejisurer and barons are to cause them to have suitable assignment. 

By pet. of C. 

May 3L To the same. John Keyser of Neuwerk has shewn the king, by petition 

Ijiiry before him and his council in parliament at Westminster, that the king 

St. Kdmuuds. \^ indebted to him in 77 marks 7^. lent by him to the king in the ports of 
Kyngeston-on-HuU and of Boston, as appears by the king's letters patent 
under his seal called ' coket,' and he has besought the king to cause 
payment to be made to him of the said 77 marks Id. or to cause due 
assignment to be made to him therefor, or to order an assignment to be 
made to him on the first customs of wool, hides, or wool-fells to be sent by 
him out of the realm : the king therefore orders them to cause such 
allowance or payment to be made to him, if they find by inspection of the 
letters that the said sum is still owing. By pet. of C 

To the same. The executors of the will of John de Bradefeld have 
shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in parliament at 
Westminster, that the late king was indebted to him in 53/. for wheat and 
malt bought from him for the said king's use by Roger de Horsele, then 
constable of Baumburgh castle, for the munition of that castle, as appears 
by the books of William de Melton, archbishop of York, then keeper of the 
wardrobe, for which sum no satisfaction has yet been made : the king 
therefore orders them to see the said books, which are in the exchequer, 
and if they find that answer was made to the late king for the said wheat 
and malt, and that the aforesaid 53/. are still owing, to cause payment or 
satisfaction for the said sum to be made to the executors. By pet. of C. 

To the same. John Herle has shewn the king, by petition before him and 
his council in parliament at Westminster, that 32/. 16s. Od. are still due to 
him for the arrears of his wages of the time when he was in the late king's 
service in the Scotch war, as appears by the books of William de Melton, 
archbishop of York, then keeper of the said king's wardrobe, which remain 
in the exchequer, for which sum no satisfaction has yet been made, and he 
has besought the king to cause payment or satisfaction therefor to be made 
to him : the king therefore orders them to see the books aforesaid, and if 
they find that the debt is clear and is still unpaid, the treasurer and 
chamberlains are to cause it to be paid out of the treasury, or the treasurer 
and barons are to cause John to have a suitable assignment. By pet. of C. 

To the same. Gilbert de Boroughdon has shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council in parliament at Westminster, that the king is 
indebted to him in divers sums of the time of the late king and of his own 
time, as appears by divers bills of the late kiiig's wardrobe and of his own 
wardrobe in Gilbert's possession, and Gilbert is indebted to the king in 
some debts of the arrears of his account of the time when he was sheriff of 
Northumberland, and he has besought the king to cause the debts due from 
bira to the king to be allowed in the debts due to him from the king, and if 
aught be due to him beyond them, to cause payment or assignment to be 
made to him for the excess: the king therefore orders them to audit 
Gilbert's account, and if they find that he owes aught to the king, they are 
to see the bills aforesaid and to cause allowance to be made to Gilbert 
for as much as they shall find to be owing to him by the king, and if they 
find that the king is indebted to Gilbert in aught, to cause payment or 
assignment to be made to him for the amount thereof. By pet. of C. 

June «. To William Trussel, eschcator this side Trent. Order to pay to Edmund 

Norwich. Bacoun the issues of the manor of Besby and of the soke of Waltham from 



May 29. 
Bury 
St. Edmunds. 



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1331. Membrane 12 — cont. 

the time when they were taken into the king's hands until 4 May last, as 
the king, on 13 April, in the fourth year of" his reign, granted to Edmund 
for lite the manor and soke, which he held at one time of the demise of 
Edmund, late earl of Kent, and which had then come to the king's hands 
as escheat by reason of the earl's forfeiture, and the king afterwards caused 
the manor and soke to be tiiken into his hands with other lands of the earl 
because it was agreed in the parliament at Westminster that the earl's heir 
(should be admitte<l to his inheritance notwithstandiug the judgment rendered 
against the earl, and they are now in the king's hands by reason of the 
heir's minority and the king committed the custody thereof to Edmund on 
4 May last. By K. 

June 8. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 

Norwich. Wyndesore, in that county, to be elected in place of John de Sunynghull, 
who has no lands in that county. 



May 31. 

Bury 
St. Edmunds. 



May 28. 

Kury 
St. Edmunds. 



May 29. 
Bury 
St. Edmunds. 



June 3. 

Bury 

St. Edmunds. 



June 7. 
Norwich. 



May 22. 

Havcring-atte- 

Bower. 



Membrane 11. 

To the prior of Kaermerdyn, chamberlain of South Wales. Order to 
supervise the king's works commenced in the castles of Kaermerdyn and 
Dynevoir, and to cause them to be completed by the view and testimony of 
Gilbert Talebot, justice of those parts, or of him who supplies his place. 

By K. & C. 

To the steward and marshals of the king's household. Order to cause 
John de Stowe, parson of the church of Bradefeld, to be released from 
prison, as he has shewn the king, by petition before him and his council in 
parliament, that he was lately attached at the suit of Thomas Carbonel at 
Bury St. Edmunds before the steward and marshals of the household, und 
he left there quit because Thomas did not prosecute his suit, and the steward 
and marshals arrested John because he came before them clothed in a 
doublet, asserting that he was going about armed contrary to the form of 
the statute at Northampton, and took the doubtlet from him for the king's 
use, and John has been detained in prison from that time for this reason, 
and he has besought the king to provide a remedy. By pet. of C. 

To the prior of Kaermerdyn, chamberlain of South Wales. Order to pay 
to Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales, the arrears of the wages and foes 
of the constable of Emelyn castle, which is in the justice's custody, fiom 
the time when he received the custody thereof, and to pay to him such 
wages and fees henceforth until otherwise ordered. 

Richard Roger of Elmesore, imprisoned in Caresbrok castle in the Islo 
of Wight for trespass of venison in the king's forest in that island, has 
letters to John de la Hoese, consUible of the said castle and keeper of the 
said forest, to bail him until the coming of the justices next in eyre for 
pleas of the Forest in co. Southampton. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands that Bartholomew son of John Davillers and Joan 
his wife, late the wife of John son of William de Caldecote, held ua her 
dower of the lands of the said John son of William on the day of Bartholo- 
mew's death, and to restore the issues thereof to her. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the cliambcrlnius. 
William Ileryng and Thomas his brother have shewn the king, by petition 
before him and his council in i)arliament at Westminster, that 308/. 3.«. Wd. 
are <lue to tliem for (livers victuals bought from them for the use of the late 
king, as appears by bills of his wardrobe in tiieir possession, for which uo 

U 2 



211 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



•joi, 



June 10. 
Baiuwell. 



June 8. 
Korwich. 



June 11. 
Baruwell. 



June 8. 
Norwich. 



June 10. 
Barnwell. 



Ju-.p 12. 
Barnwell. 



Meinbrune 1 1 — cont. 

payment has yet been made to them, and they have besou2;ht the king to 
cause tlicm to bo satisfied for tlie said sum : the king therefore orders the 
tronsuror and barons and chamberhiins to see the said bills, and if they find 
that the said debt is clear and is still unpaid, the treasurer and chamberlains 
are to cause it to be paid out of the treasury, or the treasurer and barons 
are to cause an assignment to be made to them for it. By pet. of C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Joan, 
late the wife of Bartholomew son of John Davillers, the manor of Erwar- 
ton, and not to intermeddle with the other lands specified below, restoring 
the issues thereof to Joan, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Joan and Bartholomew held jointly on the day of Bartholo- 
mew's death the manor of Erwarton and the advowsou of the church of that 
town of the feoffment of John Murieux by fine levied in the late king's 
court by his licence, and certain lands in Erwarton of the grant of the said 
John and of John Dariyel, chaplain, and 72 acres of land in Herkestede of 
the gift of Nicholaa Baret, and certain lands in Okele of the gift of William 
de Bello Campo, to have to them and to the heirs of Bartholomew, and that 
Joan continued her seisin thereof with Bartholomew until the day of his 
death, and that the manor is held with the manor of Brome of the king by 
the ser\ ice of leading the footmen of Norfolk and Suffolk in the Welsh war, 
to wit from the ditch of St. Edmunds without Newmarket {Novum Merca- 
tum) whithersoever the king wills in such war in Wales, and that the said 
lands in the towns of Erwarton, Herkestede, and Okele are held of other 
lords by divers services, and the king has taken Joan's fealty for the manor 
of Erwarton. 

To the bailiffs gnd men of New Windsor. Order to pay to Thomas de 
Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, the 17/. due from them for their ferm 
of that town for the present year, so tliat he may execute certain works in 
the castle therewith as the king has enjoined upon him. By C. 

To Thomas de Foxele, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to receive 
the aforesaid sum, and to cause it to be expended in the works aforesaid by 
the view and testimony of the king's clerk of the works aforesaid. By C. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Bedemannegore, co. Kent, which he has taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the death of Roger de Rexham, and to 
deliver the issues thereof to Margery, late the wile of the said Roger, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator tliat Roger at his 
death held the manor, and that it is of Margery's inheritance, and that 
it is held of the king in 'gavelkynde' as of the manor of Osprenge, in 
the king's hands, by the service of doing suit at the court of the said 
manor of Osprenge from three weeks to three weeks. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John Godewyn, who has no lands in that county to 
qualify him for the office. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of the city of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia] or to Dinus 
Forcetti and Bartholomew de Barde and their fellows, merchants of the 
society of the Bardi of Florence, the arrears of 500 marks for Easter term 
last, as the king is given to understand by the said merchants that the 
collectors to whom the king's order [as at page 231 above^^ was directed 
were atnoved from ofiBce before the merchants had been satisfied. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Whci-eas the king lately appointed Robert de Norton and William de hi 



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1331. Meinhrane 11 — cont. 

Rue to survey the estate of tlie islands of Geriiereve, Jereseje, Serk, and 
Anreneye, and of the king's cisth^s in those islands, and to inforni them- 
selves by incjuisitions or othorwiso conceriiiii<; tlie true value of tht; islamls 
in rents, profits, issues, and other enioluin'Mits whatsoever pertaining to 
the king both on land and on sea, and certain otiier tilings touching the 
premises, as contained in the king's letters patent, and he ordained that 
William should receive 2,'>'. 6d. sterling for his wages every day for the time 
he should be intending the premises, and he orvlered Peter Bernard do 
Pynsoles and Laurence de G<iillars, keepers of the said islands, to pay tiie 
saitl wages to William out of the ferra of the islands, and William has 
shewn the king that he received a sum of money from the aforesaid keepers 
for his wages, and he has besought the king to cause account to be made 
with him for the said sum and for the days during which he was occupied 
about the said affairs in the islands aforesaid, and for his expenses in going 
to those parts and in returning and for his pagstge thither and for his 
passage back to England, and for his stay at the exci!equer by order of the 
treasurer and barons concerning the affairs of the islands, and to order to 
be paid to him what shall be found to be due ta him : the king therefore 
orders them to make such account with William, and to cause payment or 
assignment to be made to him for what they shall linil to be due to him. 

June 10. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause all rolls in the 

Barnwell, treasury of the last eyre in the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk, and 

Aureneye to be searched, and to deliver them by indenture to Robert de 

Scardebuigh, whom tlie king has appointed with others to make eyre in 

those islands. Bj C. 

Jane 10. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
Norwich, be elected in place of Reginald Husee, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer,aud to the chamberlains. The 

Havering-atte- executors of the will of William de Kent have shewn the king, by petition 
Jio«er. before him and his council in parliament, that the late king was inueUted 
to William in 40/. 18*. Od. for the arrears of his wages and recompence for 
his horses lost in the said- king's service, as appears by bills under the seal 
of the keeper of the said king's wardrobe in their possession, for which no 
payment or satisfaction was made to William or them, and they have 
besought the king to order them to be satisfied for the said sum : the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons and chamberlams to see the said 
bills, and if they find that the debt is clear and is still owing, the treasurer 
and chamberlains are to cause the money to be paid to the executors, or the 
treasurer and chamberlains {sic) are to cause them to have an assignment 
for it. By pet. of C. 

June 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king 
Kc'Lj<ington. ordered his treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Adam de Osgodeby, then 
keeper of the house of the Converni, the arrears of 123/. 10*. (Sd. that the 
said king ordered by writ of liberate to be paid to them yearly, wliich sum 
was due to the said keeper and the Conversi then surviving, two chaplains, 
and one clerk of the church out of the 202/. 0.y. 'id. yearly that Edward I. 
granted to the said Conversi for the maintenance of themselves and the 
keeper, chaplains, and clerk and of their houses and other tilings for their 
lives, providing that upon the death of a Convcrsus his portion of the afore- 
said sura should be deducted therefrom, and afterwards, on 20 August, in 
the 10th year of the said king's reign, he granted to William deAyremynne, 
now bishop of Norwich, the custody of the house of the Conversi aforesaid 
for life, and afterwards, on 26 October following, he ordered the treasurer 
and chamberlains to pay to William the arrears of the said 12;5/. lO.v. (irf. 
and also to pay to Jam that sum yearly thenceforth, according to the tenoc 



24G CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1331 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

of the said writ of liberate, provided that the like deduction should bo made 
upon the death of a Conversus, as is said to be contained in the said king's 
■writs remaining at the exchequer, and the said William received divers 
sums of money from the late king's treasury for the use of the Conver.si for 
which lie has not yet accounted, and he has besought the king to audit his 
account : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to account with 
the bishop or his attorney for the sums thus received by the bishop, and to 
do further what is incumbent. 

June 22. To John Vincent, receiver of the issues of the county of Ponthieu. 

Baruwell. Order not to pay until otherwise ordered any pensions or fees to any one in 
the said county, except only the ancient alms, pensions, and fees granted 
from the connty by the king's progenitors or by the counts. By C. 

To the same. Order to pay to the king's advocates and Serjeants in the 
county the pensions due to them from the king from the time when the 
county came to his hands by surrender from Queen Isabella, according to 
the form of certain ordinances lately made in that county, by the advice of 
the seneschal. By C. 



Membrane 10. 

June 10. To the keeper of the castles of Blenleveny and Bulkedynas, with the 
Barnwell. king's honour and lands there, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
permit William Trussel, escheator this side Trent, to assign and deliver to 
Eleanor, late the wife of Herbert son of John, a third of the castles, honour, 
and lands aforesaid, in accordance with the king's order of 11 May last to 
the escheator [as at page 232 ahove^. 

June 8. To the justices in eyre for Forest pleas in co. Southampton. At the 

Iforwich, prosecution of the dean and chapter of St. Mary's, Rouen, — suggesting that 
they are seised of 100 acres of wood and 300 acres of pasture in Kynges- 
clere, which are of their own soil, and which pertain to their manor of 
Kyngesclere, in the aforesaid county, and that they and their predecessors 
were seised thereof from time out of mind as of the right of their church, 
and that the foresters of the king's forest of Pambere, pretending that the 
wood and pasture are of the king's soil of the same forest, impeded by colour 
of their office the dean and chapter from making their profit of the said wood 
and pasture — the king appointed John Rondolf, John de Hampton, and 
John Beynham to make inquisition whether the wood and pasture are the 
soil of the dean and chapter pertaining to their manor aforesaid, and if so, 
from what time and in what manner, and whether they are within the metes 
of the forest aforesaid or not, and what manner of profits the dean and 
chapter were wont to receive from the wood and pasture in times past ; and 
it is found by their inquisition that 100 acres of wood by estimation at 
Havekhurst and 100 acres of pasture annexed to the same wood in Kynges- 
clere, to wit from the little well of Ixnesford to the king's way leading 
towards Brimpton between cos. Southampton and Berks at the west end 
and 200 acres of pasture called ' Smetheburgh ' are the soil of the dean and 
chapter pertaining to the manor aforesaid, which manor they hold in 
frankalmoin of the gift of the king's progenitors, and that the dean 
and chapter were peacefully seised of the wood and pasture as of the 
appurtenances of the manor aforesaid and of the right of their church from 
the time aforesaid, taking the esplees thereof as in pannage, sale of turf 
and heath, until John de Kendale, lately supplying the place of Thomas 
Paynel, then keeper of the Forest aforesaid, hindered them for the last 
fifteen years from making their profit of the said wood and pasture, and 



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1331. Membrane 10 — cont. 

that the aforesaid wood at Havekhurst and the said 100 acres of pasture 
annexed to the same woo<l by estimation are witliin the metes of the forest 
aforesaid, ami that the aforesaid 1200 acres of pasture calletl ' Le Smethc- 
burgh ' are without the metes of the forest, and that tlie dean and chiipter 
"were wont to receive from the said 100 acres of wood at Havekhurst and 
from the wood annexed to it in pannage in the time of mast (pcssoiia) '2s. and 
in the sale of turves and heath 12(1. of yearly profit : the king therefore orders 
the justices t6 permit the dean and chapter to make their profit of tlie said 
100 acres of wood and 100 acres of pasture thus within the forest as they 
ought to do and as their predecessors were wont to do from the ssiid time, 
and not to molest them in the eyre by pretext of such profits received in the 
said 100 acres of wood and 300 acres of pasture, ordering the ministers of 
the forest to desist from thus hindering the dean and chapter for the future, 
and ordering them not to intermeddle with the said 200 acres of pasture 
outside the metes of the forest. By pet. of C. 

June 25. To John de Houton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Norwich. Master Thomas de Garton — to whom the king, on 1 December last, granted 
the custody of a moiety of the manor of Killom, co. York, in the king's 
hands by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Rouen, for so long 
as it should remain in the king's hands for this reason, without rendering 
anything thence to the king — the issues received from the said moiety for 
the time wlien it was thus in the king's hands and in the esclieator's 
custody. By K. 

June 25. To .John Mauduyt, late sheriff of "Wilts. Order to pay 10/. out of tho 

Norwich. issues of the eyre of John Mautravers and his fellows, late justices in eyre 

for Forest pleas in that county, to John de Plegham, keeper of the king's 

rolls and writs in the same eyre, in aid of his expenses in the eyre aforesaid. 

By p.s. [467G.] 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton to pay to the said keeper 10/. in 
aid of his expenses in the eyre in that county. By the same writ. 

To John de Stonore and John de Cantebrigge, justices to hear and 
determine certain trespasses and felonies in co. Norfolk and to execute cer- 
tain other things contained in the king's letters patent. Order to cause the 
100 marks in which John de Cove made fine with the king for a trespass that 
he was said to have committed in the late king's time to be cancelled and 
annulled in tlie rolls of their estreats, and to cause him to be quit thereof, 
as the king has pardoned him this sum. By K. 

To the keeper of the islands of Jereseye, Gernereye, Serk, and Aureneye, 
or to him who supplies his place. Order not to distrain William do 
Barentyn for his homage and fealty for the lands that he holds of the king 
in those islands, as he has done his homage and fealty to the king. 

By p.s. [4G82.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit in place 
of William Trussel, to whom the king, in the first year of his reign, com- 
mitted the office of the escheatry this side Trent, him whom William shall 
appoint to render his account of the issues of the said escheatry at tho 
exchequer, as William is going to parts beyond seji in the king's service. 

By K. 

June 25. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cau.so to 1)0 

Norwich. a.s.signcd and delivered to Joan, late the wife of 13artholoniew son of .John 
Davillers, tenant in chief, the following of Bartholomew's lands, which the 
kinj; has assigned to her as dower with the consent of Robert de UlTord, to 
whom the king has committed tho custody of two parts of Biirtlioloniew's 
lands during the heir's minority : a third of the manor of Brom, co. Suffolk, 



Jimo 2G. 
Walsiugham. 



June 2B. 
Gaywood. 



218 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1331. 



Juno 28. 
Ga> wood. 



July 5. 
Is'aveubj. 



July 5. 
Liuculn. 



July 6. 
Lincoln. 

July 6. 
Lincoln. 



July 6. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

which ninnor is of the yearly v.iluo of 8/. 4.y. 3f/. ; a third of certiiin land.s in 
I'etristre ami Dalyn<:ho, in the same county, which are of the yearly value 
of -Os. \0\d.; a third of certain lands called ' La Hide,' co. Dorset, of the 
yearly value of 6/.; a third of two virgates of land in Lonord, in the 
same county, which are of tlie yearly value of 2l5. ; a third of certain lands 
in Conipton, co. Somerset, which are of the yearly value of 40*. 

To Peter Bernard de Pynsoles and Laurence du Gai liars, keepers of the 
i.slands of Gernereye, Jereseie, Serk, and Aureneye. Order to pay to 
RolKirt de Norton, out of their ferm of the islands, the arrears of 3*. a day 
for liis wages whilst employed in making inquisition concerning the true value 
of fhe islands [e^c, as at page 245 above], as Eohert has besought the 
king to cause the arrears to be paid to him. 

To Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent. Order to permit 
John de Wodeford, master of the St. John's hospital, Castel Donyngton, 
to receive two cartloads of brushwood on Saturday weekly by the delivery 
of the parker of the park of Castel Donyngtoij, which is in Margaret's 
custody by the king's commission [_in accordance with the order to the 
eschcator at page 104 above]. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to the 
archbishop of York two dies for moneying (cuneos monetales), according to 
the king's previous order to them, notwithstanding their certificate, as 
the king — upon learning by the record and process of John de Vallibus 
and his fellows, justices in eyre of Edward I. in co. York, which he caused 
to come before him, that William, then archbishop of York, and his 
predecessors from time out of mind were in seisin of having two moneying 
dies in that county, as he claimed before the said justices — sent the 
record and process before the treasurer and barons sub pede sigilli, ordering 
them to inspect the record and process, and to cause the dies to be delivered 
to William, now archbishop of York, as had been the custom in the times 
of the archbishop's predecessors, and to certify him in chancery if there 
was any reason why they ought not to do so, and they have signified that 
in 29 Edward I., when the dies were last delivered to the archbishop of 
Y'ork at the exchequer for his exchange at York, the said king had an 
exchange there, and that, as the king has not an exchange there now, they 
had superseded until further orders the delivering of the dies to the arch- 
bishop, it appearing to the king by the record and process that the arch- 
bishop ought to have the dies as the said William his predecessor claimed 
to have them. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Launey, deceased. 

To John de Houton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Gilbert de 
Umframvyll, son and heir of Robert de Umframvyll, late earl of Anegos, 
tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands and of 
the lands that Elizabeth, mother of the said Robert, held at her death in 
dower of Gilbert's inheritance, as the king has taken Gilbert's homage for 
all the said lands and rendered them to him although he has not yet proved 
his age, so that he may the more decently maintain himself {continere se). 

By p.s. [4700.] 

To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh and the keepers of the scrutiny of the 
money in the king's port there. Whereas it was lately ordained that no 
one should take out of the realm the king's good money, to wit sterling, 
under pain of forfeiture of life and goods, and that in every port where 
ships arrive two men of the port should be chosen who, with the bailiffs of 
the port, should cause to be arrested the sterlings that they should find were 
about to be carried out of the realm and also money counterfeiting the 



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kin£^ now 



1331. Membrane \0—cont. 

king's, nnd should keep the same for the king's use, and the 
learns from tlie information of many that the l)ailifTs and kee[)ers of Scarde 
burgh cause, by pretext of the ordination aforesaid, the sterhngs tiuit alien 
merchants and others have received for their goods and wares brought by 
them to that port and there sold from the buyers of the goods and wares 
aforesaid to be arrested immediately after tlie payment of the monev, by 
reason whereof strange merchants and others withdraw themselves from 
that town with their goods and merchandise : the king, wishing to take 
precaution against such damages, orders them not to intermeddle until 
further orders with money thus received, and to restore any such money as 
they may have arrested, provided that search of other money be made by 
them according to the ordinance. By K. 8t C. 

July 5. To John Paynel, chamberlain of Chester. Order to pay to Adam de 

Lincoln. Swynesheved the arrears of 20*. and two robes yearly for his fee specified 
below from Christmas, 19 Edward II., and to pay to him the said fee for so 
long as he shall be the king's Serjeant there, as the king — at Adam's petition 
before him and his council in parliament at AVestminster, shewing the king 
that he was indebted to him in 13/. lOs. 0^/. for his yearly fee of 20s. and 
two robes, which fee was granted to him by Richard Damory, late justice of 
Chester, and others of the kitig's council of those parts, to be received from 
the chamberlain of Chester for the time being for his stay with the king to 
prosecute pleas and other affairs touching the king in cos. Chester and Flint, 
and beseeching the king to order payment or satisfaction to be made to him 
for the said sum — ordered William de Clynton, justice of Chester, and the 
said John Paynel to certify the king under his seal for that county con- 
cerning this matter, and they have certified that Adam was admitted to 
sue and defend pleas and other affairs of the king's in the aforesaid 
counties by the aforesaid Richard, the late justice of Chester, and by i thers 
of the king's council of those parts, to receive yearly, by the hands of the 
chamberlain there, 20 shillings and two robes, price 20s, each, whereof 
Adam has received nothing from Christmas, 19 Edward II., until 4 May 
last. 



Membrane 9. 

June 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Richard 

Norwich. de Perers, late sheriff" of Essex and Hertford, to pay the 200/. due from 

him to the exchequer for the time when he was slieriff of that county by 

instalments of 10/. at Michaelmas and 10/. at Easter yearly. By K. 

June 28. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Gaywood. further with the lands that John de Bassyngbourn held in his bailiwick by 
knight service of the heir of Humphrey de Bohoun, late earl of Hereford, 
lately a minor in the late king's wanL-^liip but v.hois now of full age, if they 
are in the king's hands solely by reason of John's death and the said heir's 
minority and if John lu^ld no lands elsewhere of the king as of the crown, as 
Agnes, daughter and heir of the said John, and wife of Edward de Kendale, 
has proved her age before the escheator. 

June 30. Richard de Suthwell, chaplain, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass of 

Gajwood. vert in the forest of Shirewode, has letters to John de Crombwell, keeper of 
the Forest beyond Trent, to bail him until the iirst assize. 

June 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit in place 

Walsinghum. of William Trussel, to whom the king in the first year of his reign, 

committed the cflice of the escheatry this side Trent, him wlioni William 

shall d('|)Ute to render his account at the exchequer of the eschealry for the 

time aforesaid, as William is going beyond sea by the king's order. By K. 



2/)0 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS, 



I3;n. 

Jiiiu- 2.5. 
Korwich. 



June 9. 
Norwich. 



June 24. 
Norwich. 



June 29. 
Gaywood. 



July 6. 

Lincoln. 

July 6. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To the treasurer and chanibferliiins. Whereas the late king granted by 
his loiters })atent to John Darcy ' le cosyn ' Thomas Rocelyn's manors of 
Egofeld and Walecote, eo. Norfolk, which were seized into the said king's 
hands because Thomas was of the quarrel of Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, 
to prosecute Hugh le Despenser, the elder, and Hugh le Despenser, the 
younger, to have under a certain form, and afterwards, l>ecau8e it was agreed 
in the parliament at Westminster, in the first year of the king's reign, that 
all who were of the said quarrel should have their lauds again and their 
goods and chattels, etc., the king ordered the lands and the issues thereof for 
which answer had not been made to him or the late king to be delivered to 
Thomas, by pretext whereof Thomas sued against John for the issues of the 
manors for the time when they were thus in his hands, which issues amounted 
to 284/. 13*. lOd., whereof the king caused 100/. 14*. 5c?. to be delivered to 
Thomas, and John has besought the king to cause the remaining 183/. 19*. 5c?. 
to be paid to Thomas out of the issues aforesaid, so that Thomas may have 
no occasion to sue John further in this matter : the king, considering his 
father's said grant and John's good service to the late king, orders the 
treasurer and chamberlains to pay the said 183/. 19*. 5c?. to Thomas. 

By p.s. [4678.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
John de Bures has shewn the king that the king is indebted to him in 
106/. 13*. 4c?. for recompence for his horses lost in the service of Edward I. 
at Stryvelyn, in the 7th year of the said king's reign, as appears by a bill in 
his possession under the seal of John de Okham, then cofferer of the said 
king's wardrobe, in which year Ingelard de Warle was keeper of the ward- 
robe, and he has besought the king to cause 100/. to be paid to him in full 
satisfaction for the said debt : the king therefore orders them to see the books 
of Ingelard's accounts and the bill aforesaid, and if they find that the aforesaid 
106/. 13*. 4c?. are contained in the said accounts and are still owing, to pay 
to John de Bures 100/. in full satisfaction thereof. 

To William Trussel, eacheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Kyngessutton and the hundred of Sutton, 
CO. Northampton, which he has taken into the king's hands by reason of the 
death of Kmelina de Longespee and to restore the issues thereof, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Emelina at her death held 
no lands of the king in chief, but that she held the said manor and hundred 
for her life, by fine levied in the late king's court, so that after her death 
the manor and hundred should have remained to Thomas, late earl of 
Lancaster, for his life, with remainder to Robert de Holond and Matilda his 
wife and the heirs of their two bodies, and that the manor and hundred 
are held of the heirs of the earl of Salisbury, whose inheritance is now in 
the hands of earl Warenne, by the service of one sore-coloured sparrow- 
hawk or 2s. yearly. 

To John de Houton, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Robert son of Robert de Malo Lacu the issues of the manors of Hexthorp 
and Rosynton, co. York, from the time of his father's death, the king 
having lately ordered the escheator to deliver the manors to Robert [a* at 
page 239 a^ore], as he has granted all the issues of the manors from the time 
of Robert's father's death pertaining to him to Robert in consideration of the 
good service rendered by him to the king. By p.s. [4689.] 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William de Launey, deceased. 

To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. Whereas Agnes, late the wife of 
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1331. Membrane — cont. 

against Thomas son of Thomas Banlolf a third of the manor of Grotham, 
CO. Southampton, and a third of the manor of Felynjjham, co. Liiicohi, and 
a^^ainst John son of Thomas Bardolf and Elizabeth his wife a third of the 
manor of Plomton in Dichenyng, Wyvelisfeld, Cokefehl, Ertyngelegh, West- 
hodelegh, Lyndefeld, Smythewyk, and Pydyngho, co. Sussex, and against 
John and Elizabeth a third of the manors of Strum peshawe and Scrouteby, 
CO. Norfolk, and against Edmund son of Thomas Bardolf a third of the 
manor of Herthill, co. York, as her dower ; and the said Thomas son of 
Thomas, John and Elizabetli, and Edmund, who hold the manors for their 
lives of the grant to the aforesaid Thomas, late the husband of the said 
Agnes, vouched to warranty John son and heir of the said Thomas, a minor 
in the king's wardship, because Thomas bound his heirs to warranty ; and it 
was considered by judgment of the court that the saitl Thomas son of Thomas, 
John and Elizabeth, and Edmund should hold the said third parts in peace, 
and that Agnes should have the value of her dower out of the heir's land in the 
said earl's custody, as appears by the record and process of the suit aforesaid, 
which the king has caused to come before him in chancery : the king, at the 
suit of Agnes, praying for delivery of such lands aforesaid for her dower, 
wishing to be certified of the values of the aforesaid manors, ordered the 
sheriffs of the said counties to cause the manors aforesaid to be extended, 
and it is found by the extent returned into chancery that the manors are 
worth yearly in all issues 188/. 6*. 6\d. The king, wishing to put the judgment 
into execution, has assigned to Agnes out of the heir's lands a moiety of the 
manor of Shelford, co. Nottingham, as of the yearly value of 8/. os. Od. ; the 
manor of Stok Bardolf, in the same county, as of the yearly value of 
14/. lis. 3d. ; certain lands in Okebrok, co. Derby, as of the yearly value 
of 12/. 05. 6d. ; the manor of Barlyng', co. Sussex, as of the yearly value of 
14/. lis. l\d. ; and 12/. of yearly rent in the manors of Berewyk and 
Wengeton, in the same county; and 60s. Id. of rent in Houton near Dun- 
staple, co. Buckingham (sic) ; and 4*. 7d. that Agnes renders to the king for 
the dower assigned to her of the lands of her hu.sband ; to have as her dower of 
the said manors of Gretham, Felyngham, Plumpton, Strumpeshawe, Scrou- 
teby, and Herthill : the king tlierefore orders the earl to deliver to Agnes 
the said moiety of the manor of Shelford, the manors of Stok Bardolf and 
Barlyng', the lands in Okebrok, and the rent aforesaid. 

July 6. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to appoint a bailiff errant for that county 

Liucoln. Jbr whom he will answer in place of John Hardhod, who is indicted of divers 

felonies and trespa.sses and who has conducted himself evilly in that oiHce, 

as the king understands, wherefore the king wills that John shall not further 

intermeddle with that office. By K. 

July 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 

Lincoln. John le Keu of Burnham for the issues from the manors of Cokham and 
Bniy, CO. Berks, for the time when he had tlu' custody thereof by the lato 
king's commission, and if they find that John, after the account have been 
rendered, is indebted to the king in any money for the said time, they are to 
attermine the money at 40.y. [yearly], and to cause such atterniination 
to be enrolled in the rolls of the exchequer, and to supersede any distraints 
upon John for the said account. By K. 

July 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 

Lincoln. Order to pay to John Travers, whom the king has appointed con.stable of 
Bordeaux, and Master John <le Hildesle, king's clerks, whom the king is 
sending to the duchy [of Aquitaine] for the expe<lition of certain of his 
affairs, a sum of money for their expenses thither, and to onhiin for the 
wages of John de Hildesle, both for his sojourn in the said parts and for 
his return to the king, as they shall think fit. The treasurer is ordered to 






CALEXDATl OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1331. 



July G. 
Liiiculu. 



July 6. 
Lincoln. 



July 8. 
Lichfield. 



July 13. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 9 — co7it. 

certify the said constable by letters concerning John de Hildesle's wages, 
the king lurving ordered the constable to pay wages to him according to 
the trejisurer's certificate. By K. 

To the prior and convent of Spaldyng'. Tho abbot of St. Nicholas, 
Angers, has shewn the king that, long before the ])ublication by Edward I. 
of the statute at Carlisle concerning apportum,a. dispute arose in the Rotnan 
court between the abbot and convent of St. Nicholas and the prior and con- 
vent of Spaldyng', and at length, by the assent of Robert, then bishop of 
Lincoln, and Michael then bishop of Angers, and their chapters, and by the 
assent of Walter, then earl Marshal, and of Margaret his wife, the patroness 
of the house of Spaldyng', it was agreed that the prior and convent should 
pay to the abbot or his proctor 60 marks yearly in the name of a pension at 
the octaves of St. John the Baptist in the priory aforesaid, for the damages 
and expenses that the abbot and convent sustained by reason of the said 
suit and that for the expenses that the abbot for the time being should 
incur when he should come to the priory by reason of a visitation or election 
or receipt of profession, as contained in a composition between the parties 
sealed with the common seal of the abbey and the common seal of the priory 
and the seals of the said bishops, chapters, earl and Margaret and confirmed 
by apostolic authority, and that the prior and convent detain the pension 
from the abbot by pretext of the statute aforesaid, and refuse to pay it to 
him or his proctor, wherefore he has besought the king to provide a remedy : 
as it is not consonant with right that the pension, which was ordained 
for the common utility of the two houses before the issue of the statute 
aforesaid, should be detained from the abbot by virtue of the statute, the 
king signifies to the prior and convent that they may pay the pension to the 
abbot or his proctor henceforth according to the form of the composi- 
tion aforesaid, notwithstanding the statute aforesaid or the prohibitions 
previously sent to them by the king or his progenitors by virtue of the said 
statute. 

To Adam de Ursewyk. Older not to intermeddle further with the baili- 
wick of the chief forestry of Boweland, although the king lately committed it 
to him during good behaviour, as the king had previously granted it to 
Richard de Spaldyngton for life, who held and now holds the bailiwick by 
virtue of the said grant. By K. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause the houses in the outer bailey 
of Notingham castle where the justices lately in eyre in that county held 
their sessions to be repaired, by the view and testimony of the constable of 
the castle, out of the issues of the sheriff's bailiwick for the session of 
Richard de Grey and his fellows, justices to hear and determine certain 
felonies and trespasses in that county. By K. 

To William de Eland, constable of Notingham castle. Order to permit 
the said justices and others whatsoever prosecuting their affairs before them 
to have ingress to the castle and to hold their sessions there without impedi- 
ment. By K. 

Thomas Symsone, imprisoned in Carlisle castle for trespass of venison in 
Ingelwode forest, has letters to John de Crumbwell, keeper of the Forest 
beyond Trent, to bail him until the first coming of the justices for pleas of 
the Forest. 

Vacated, because it was restored. 

The like to the said keeper for Adam de Otteley, vicar of the church of 
Laysyugby, imprisoned in the said castle. 

Vacated as above. 



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1331. 

July 13. 
Lincolu. 



July 18. 
Liacolo. 



July 17. 
Liucoln. 



July 18. 
Lincoln. 



J.ily 17. 

Liucoln. 



Julv 18. 
Liucoln. 



Membrase 8. 

To tlio treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
sheriff of Warwick and Leicester to have allowance in his account at the 
exchequer for wliat he has paid to Roger de Bele^jrave in execution of the 
king's order of 30 April last [as at page 227 above^ to pay to him 18(/. a 
day for his wages. 

To Richard de Peshale and Edmund Truspel, appointed to enquire con- 
cerning certain goods and jewels that belonged to the late king and that 
were taken and carried away at Swayneseye by certain malefactors. Onler 
to deliver to Robert de Penres, knight, his goods and chattels arrested by 
them upon his being indicted before them for carrying away certain of the 
Sivid goods and jewels, as John Beek of oo. Lincoln, John de Ryther of 
CO. York, Guy de Brian, and Gilbert de Turbervill of South Wales have 
mainperned to answer before the king or elsewhere at his order concerning 
the said goods and jewels upon a summons of fifteen days. 

To Master Itheriiis de Concoreto, nuncio of the pope and collector of the 
tenth for four years imposed upon the cleigy of England by the pope, a 
moiety whereof was granted to the king. Order to cause the prioress and 
nuns of Henynges to be discharged of the tenth of their benefices and 
temporalities thus pertaining to the king, as they have .shewn the king that 
their house is impoverislied with divers misfortunes, and they have 
besought him to pardon them what still remains to be paid of the said tenth 
pertaining to him, which he has accordingly done. By p.s. [4711.] 

To Robert de Horneclif, constable of Baumburgh castle. Order to 
expend up to 20/. out of the issues of tlie castle about the repairs of the 
houses, wfiUs, and other buildings in the castle. By K. & C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
John Darcy ' le cc^yn ' has shewn the king that he lately rendered account 
at the exchequer for the time when he was a sheriff and other minister of 
the late king and of the king, and tliat divers suras are due to him by such 
account, and he has besought the king to cause this sum to be paid to him : 
the king therefore orders them to see the account aforesaid, and to pay to 
him what they shall find to be due to him, or to cause him to have an 
assignment therefor. By K. 

To John Paynel, chamberlain of Chester. Whereas lately at the 
prosecution of Robert le Lewede and Margery, late the wife of William le 
Lewede, of co. CHiester — suggesting that Robert and William made a fine 
with the king before his accession before Richard Damory, then justice of 
Chester, in 800/. by reason of certain trespasses charged upon them, and 
that William in his lifetime and Robert and Margery afterwards paid 
7.'iO/. thereof to the exchequer of Chester, not without impoverishment of 
their estate, and beseeching the king to grant to them that they might pay 
the remaining 70/. at the said exchequer at the rate of 100*. yearly — the 
king granted tluit Robert nnd ISIargery might pay the said 70/. at the 
aforesaid rate, and ordered Thomas de Blaston, late chamberlain of Chester, 
to cause them to have the.se terms and to cause them to be enrolled ; and 
Robert and William Gilibrond, who married Margery, have now shewn the 
king that whereas they have paid 10/. of the said sum at the aforesaid 
exchequer according to the attermin.ition, and they are unable to pay the 
remaining GO/, according to the attermination without soiling their lantLs 
and without depression of their estate, and they have besought the king to 
grant that they may pay the said GO/, at the rate of 50.v. yearly: the king 
has (granted that ihev mav do so, and therefore orders the cluunberlain to 
caus(! Robert, William, an<l ^largery to have these terms, and to cause tliem 
to be enrolled. By C. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i3;u. 

.luh- 20. 
Liucoln. 



July 22. 
Lincolu. 



July 24. 
Southwell. 



July 22. 
Lincolu. 

July 24. 

Southwell. 



Ji.ly 22. 
Lincoln. 



July 21. 
Lincoln. 



Aug. 2. 
Clipstone. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To Thonins Deyvill, keeper of the manor of Onston, co. York, in the 
linuds of Quoen Philippa. Order to deliver to Robert de Veilly the bovate 
of laud in Oiislon specified below, to hold in the same way as he held it 
before he was disseised thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
Roger de Novo IVlercato and the said Thomas by the king's order that 
Robert son of John de Treton lately granted to Robert de Veilly by charter 
a bovate of land in Ouston, and that Robert was seised thereof by virtue of 
the srift aforesaid and continued his seisin thereof until he was disseised 
thereof by Joan, late the wife of Henry de Lacy, sometime earl of Lincoln, 
who then held the manor in dower, and by Thomas de Staynton and Robert 
de Swapeston, aud that the land was in the hands of the said Joan and of 
the late king, who took it into his hands for certain causes, and was 
afterwards in the hands of Queen Isabella, who held it of the late king's 
grant, which land together Avilh the manor is now in the hands of Queen 
Philippa by the king's grant, and that Robert did not remit his right 
therein to Joan or to anyone else, and did not change his estate therein in 
any way, and that the bovate is held of Queen Philippa as of the mauor 
aforesaid, and that it is worth yearly in all issues 19*. 2d. The king will 
make recompence to Queen Philippa for the value of the said land. By C 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the abbot 
and convent of St. Agatha to be acquitted of 17/. 16*. 9id. due from them 
for victuals of the late king bought at Newcastle-on-Tyne, as the king has 
pardoned them this sum because they have suffered great damages by the 
war of Scotland. By p.s. [4748.] 

Richard de Walesby of Halum, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass of 
vert in Shirewod forest, has letters to the keeper of the Forest beyond 
Trent to bail him until the coming of the justices for Forest pleas in that 
county. 

Peter Hasard and Hugh Coliar, imprisoned as above, have like letters to 
Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent. 

To the chamberlain of North Wales. Order to search the rolls and 
memoranda in his custody, and to pay to the king's yeoman John de Brun 
— whom the king, on 14 December last, appointed to take falcons that have 
become wild {ramageos) and the youug (ptdlos) of falcons in North, and 
South Wales, and to cause the falcons thus taken to be kept for the king's 
use for so long as he should please, receiving for that office as much as 
others were wont to receive — as much for his wages every day during which 
he is thus employed as he shall ascertain by such search or otherwise was 
paid to others heretofore for such wages, together with the arrears thereof 
from the said 14 December. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to restore to John CoUe of Derby his 
lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands upon his 
being indicted before William de Herle and his fellows, late justices in eyre 
in that county, for theft of goods of Richard Pope and Geoffrey son of 
Peter of Osmundeston and for the death of the said Geoffrey, as he has 
purged his innocence before R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to whom 
he was delivered according to the privilege of the clergy. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Margery 
le Coynte, one of the daughters and heiresses of William le Coynte of 
Wardon, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of her purparty of 
her father's lands, as she has proved her age before the escheator and the 
king has taken her homage and rendered the part to her. By p.s. [4737.] 

Robert Bonde of Kirtlyngton, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass of 
vert in the forest of Shirewod, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the 



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1331. Membrane 8 — cont. 

Forest boyonil Trent, or to liini wbo supplies his place in the said forest, to 
bail him until tlie coming of the justices for Forest j)leas in that county. 

The like in favour of John le Shephird of Kirtljngton, imprisoned as above. 

Aug. 4. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. Whereas the king 

Clipstonc. lately granted to Ebulo Lestrange and to Alesia his wife that they shall 
liave to them and the heirs of Ebulo the custody and waid of the castle of 
Lincoln with the bailey (all of which they held for Alesia's life of the late 
king's grant), with the royalties, liberties and free customs and all things 
pertaining to the custody, ward, and bailey aforesaid, as fully as Henry de 
Lacy, late earl of Lincoln held them ; and it is found by an inquisition 
taken by John de Wylughby, Robert de Malberthorp, and Geoffrey de 
Edenham, by the king's order, in the presence of the mayor and bailiffs, at 
the suit of Ebulo and Alesia — suggesting that they had been impeded by 
the mayor and bailiffs and the community of the city from having the bailey 
aforesaid by the luetes and bounds whereby Henry de Lacy held it, aiul 
from holding their court there, and from receiving amercements and other 
profits thence, in the same way as Henry did — that the castle of Lincoln 
with a place adjoining called ' La Batailplace ' with adjoining ditches is 
within the bailey of the castle, and that the bailey extends from the West 
Postern (fFestposterna) of the bailey going round to Neuportyate, and 
thence going round to Le Estgatyate, and thence to the eastern end of the 
shrine (feretri) of St. Hugh in the monastery of Lincoln, and tiience south- 
wards to the south part of the messuage called ' Eecumhous ' with all that 
messuage, and thence westwards to Le Suthbailyate, and thence crossing 
about the castle to the said West Postern of the bailey, and that all the 
gates, walls, and ditches about the bailey with the houses built in the ditches 
are appurtenant to the said bailey and are of the bailey, and that Henry de 
Lacy, earl of Lincoln, all his time and Thomas, hite earl of Lancaster, after 
Henry's death held the said bailey by the aforesaid metes and bounds, and 
held their court within the bailey aforesaid at the gate of the castle on every 
Tuesday for all pleas that may be pleaded in court baron, and also had the 
assay of measures, to wit of bushels, gallons, pottels, quarts {quartoritm), 
ells, and other measures of corn, wine, and ale, and the assay of weights, 
to wit of pounds, stones, and other weights of all things sold by weight, and 
forfeitures of measures and weights aforesaid whenever they were found to 
be false, with the amercements and other punishments for the same, and 
amercements and other punishments for breach of the assize of bread and 
ale, and amercements of amerced parties pleading in the court aforesaid, 
and other profits of that court, and the profits of the bailey aforesaid, to wit 
of vacant plots and of the ditches aforesaid, with the aforesaid plot called 
' Batailplace,' taking sometimes for the heritage of the said plots and ditches 
a mark yearly, and sometimes more, sometimes less, and stiillage in the said 
vacant plots in the times of fairs and markets at their will, and also in the 
same bailey * wyndoutoU ' and ' aletoll,' and all other profits from the said 
bailey, without hindrance from anyone, and that El)ulo and Alesia since 
the death of the said earl of Lancaster have been hindered by the mayors 
and bailiffs of the city for the time being from holding the bailey and court 
aforesaid and from receiving the assay and amercements and other such 
profits : the king therefore orders the mayor and bailiflls to permit Ebulo 
and Alesia to have the bailey by the said metes and bounds, and to have 
and hold the aforesaid com t there, and to have the assay of measures and 
weights aforesaid, and other profits whatsoever arising from the bailey, 
court, and assay. 

Aug. G. To AVilliani Trusscl, escheator beyond Trent, or to his sub-e-clienfor in 

ClipJ-tonc. CO. Gloucester. Order to dvliver to blaster Paneius di- Coiitroiie, the king's 

phybician,625. of yearly rent in the town of Weston Brut, whereof Hugh le 



250 



CALENDAli OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



^3|]"[^ Membrane 8 — cont. 

D(>si>pnser, the yonnajer, was scLsed in his demesne as of fee at his forfeiture, 
as \v;us found by an inquisition taken by the escheator by the king's order, 
which rent and the arrears thereof from the time of the forfeiture the king 
hit«'lv ordered to be taken into his hands by the escheator, and to deliver to 
Pancius the arrears of the same rent since 23 September, in the 3rd year 
of the reigu, when the king granted to Pancius the manoi' of Guyting', ia 
that county, which belonged to the said Hugh, together with other lands, 
rents, etc., that Hugh held on the day of his forfeiture by reason of the 
said manor in the town of Weston Brut and iu divers other towns and 
hamlets, as contained in the king's charter. 



Membrane 7. 

June 29. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower to 
Gaywood. be assigned to Margaret, late the wife of William de Kerdif, tenant in 
chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

July 8. To the same. Order to deliver to H. bishop of Lincoln, the manors of 

Lichfield. Laccliele and Lyndesell, co. Essex, which are of the inheritance of the heir 
of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, the custody of whose lands during minority 
the king lately committed to the bishop, and the issues thereof, the escheator 
having deferred delivering the said manors although the king has frequently 
ordered him to deliver all the lands aforesaid to the bishop, certifying the 
king if there be any reason why he ought not to deliver the manors. 

July 15. To Roger de Gildesburgh, late keeper of the lands of Queen Isabella in 

Liucoln. CO. Kent. Order to cause William Broun, — who is indicted before the 
keeper for vert and venison in the forests, chaces, and parks of the said 
queon and of other trespasses in those parts, and who was delivered to 
Nicholas de Heghham for custody until fuller discussion could be had — to 
Guwan Cox'der, constable of Ledes castle, as Gawan has mainperned jjer- 
sonally in chancery to have William's body before the king and his council 
in fifteen days from Michaelmas to stand to right concerning the premises. 
The keeper is ordered to have the indictment, if there be one, of William or the 
cause for which William was thus delivered into custody before the king at 
the said day, together with this writ, so that the king may cause to be done 
what he shall deem fit. 

July 20. To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause a coroner for that 

Lincoln. county to be elected in place of John de Wessyngton, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

July 24. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 

Southwell, of Shirewode to be elected in place of John de Annesle, as the king under- 
stands that the forest is much wasted and destroyed in John's default, and 
that the malefactors of the forest are so maintained by John that they 
cannot be convicted of the tresi)asses committed by them in the forest, 
wherefore the king has caused John to be amoved from office. 

By p.s. [4754.] 

July 25. To the sheriff of Northampton Order to cause a verderer for the forest 

Southwell, of Rokyngham, which is in the hands of Queen Philippa, to be elected in 

place of Ranulph de Veer, as he is a forester therein contrary to the assize 

of the forest. 

Nicholas, abbot of Pipwell, and Thomas de Thokeryngton, and John de 
Creyk, his fellow-monks, and Adam Ody of Assheby, imprisoned at Rokyng- 
ham for trespass of vert and veaison in Rokyngham forest, have letters to 



5 EDWAUD III.— Pakt I. 



257 



1331. 



July 25. 

Clipstone. 



July 19. 
Lincoln. 



July 2.5. 
Southwell. 



July 30. 
Clipstoue. 



Aujr. 1. 
Clipstone. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 
Robert tie Ufford, keeper of the Forest beyoml Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Uokynghaui, to biil them until the coming 
of the justices for Forest pleas in co. Nortiiamptou. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyoml Trent. Order to cause dower to 
be assigned to Margery, late the wife of John de Perteu, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king'.s licence. 

To the mayor and bailiffs and men of Kyngeston-on-IIuU. Order lo 
admit Adam de Stirkeland to the office of the custody of the pesaf'e of le;id 
and of small gooda sold by weight (averii de pond ere) and of the tronage of 
wool in that town, and to permit him to hold it in the Siime way as hu held 
it before his amoval, as the late king granted the custody to iiim for life, 
and the king afterwards granted that Adam should hold the same for life, 
and Adam was amoved from that office, by virtue of an ordinance made at 
the exchequer concerning such keepers, until inquisition had been made 
concerning his behaviour in the office, and the mayor and many of the men 
of that town have taken oath before the king in chancery that Adam has 
conducted himself faitlifully towards the late king and the present king ia 
that office, and the king therefore wills that he shall have the office again. 

By C. 

John le Ferrour of Epereston, imprisoned at Notingham for trespass of 
vert in Shirewode forest, has letters to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of 
Shirewode, to bail him until the next coming of justices for pleas of the 
Forest in co. Nottingham. 

The like to the same for the following, detained in the same prison for the 
like oil'ence : 

William Geffrey of Oxton. 

Denis le Shepeherd of Oxton. 

William de Londham of Oxton. 

Richard son of Margery de Epereston. 

Richard ' on the Hull ' of Westborp near Southwell. 

Thomas de Strelley of Oxton. 

Wdliam Mye of Westborp near Southwell. 

Osbert le Shephird of Oxton. 

John atte Graunge of Oxton. 

John Dryng of Eddyngleye. 

John Augeueye. 

Henry Prest of Farmesfeld. 

Robert Bulewell of Hokenhale near Newstead in Shirewode. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause the defects in the houses, walls, 
turrets, bridges, and other buildings of the castle of Oxford to bo repaired 
by the view and testimony of the mayor and two men of the town of Ox lord, 
expending up to 40 marks. liy K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-on-irull, Order 
to pay to Guidiardirius Johannis, attorney of Que«n Pliilipi)a, 'Jf>/. Is, 4d. 
out of the issues of the customs aforesaid, unless she have btcn previously 
paid, as the king granted to her 1000/. in aid of the expenses of lier liou.«eliold 
to be received l)y the hands of the collectors of the aiore^aid customs out of 
the first issues thereof, and the king afterwards ordered Adam Copandale 
and Hugh le Taverner, late collectors of the custom aforesaid in that port, 
whom he had ordered lo pay the said 1000/., to certify hint of what was in 
arrear of the aforesaid sum, and tluy have certified at the cxthequcr that 
yy/. I*. Id. are in arrear. 



90482. 



25S 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



.Inly 30. 
Clipslouo. 



Aug. 7. 
Clipstone. 



Aug. 6. 
Clipstone. 



Aug. 8. 
Clipstone. 



Memhra7i€ 7 — cont. 

To the trcnsurcr and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be uiiulo to the sh<M-iiT of Buckingham for 55 marks for Easter term last 
paid by him to Robert de Fieulef, in execution of the king's order of 
18 January last to pay to him 110 marks yearly, as the late king, on 
4 February, iu the Gth year of his reign, granted to him the said sura yearly 
from the issues of that county for life or until be should provide him with 
lands of that value, and Robert received this sum yearly by the hands of the 
sheriff of that county until the grant was revoked by certain ordinances made 
by the prelates, earls and barons in the late king's time, and the king, in con- 
sideration of the aforesaid grant and of Robert's good service to Queen Lsal)ella 
and to him when they w^ere in France, and of the good ])lace that Robert 
held iu coming with them from France to this realm in their aid, granted 
that he should receive the said 110 marks yearly from the issues of that 
county for life, or until the king should provide him with lands to that 
value. 

To the same. Order to cause to be delivered to John de Karliolo, son 
and heir of Nicholas de Karliolo, his lands that were taken into the late 
king's hands, and to cause Master John de Stretford, now bishop of Win- 
chester, and Nicholas de Sottrethe, to whom the bishop committed the 
custody of the lands in Sottrethe, co. Warwick, to be acquitted of the extent 
of the said lands, as John de KarliolD has shewn the king that the late king 
caused the lands of Nicholas de Karliolo to be taken into his hands by reason 
of certain debts said to be due from Nicholas at his death to the said king, 
and afterwards committed the custody of Nicholas' lands in Sottrethe to the 
said Master John de Stretford for as long as they should remain in the said 
king's hands, rendering therefor 73s. 10</. to the exchequer yearly, at which 
the lands were extended, and that it appears by certificate of the treasurer 
and barons sent into chancery that no debts are at present exacted at the 
exchequer from the aforesaid Nicholas, and John de Karliolo has besought the 
king to cause the lands to be delivered to him as son and heir of Nicholas, 
and he has found mainpernors in chancery, to wit Robert de Aspale, knight, 
of CO. Suffolk, John de Hampton of co. Stafford, Thomas de la More of 
CO. Oxford, and John Saunzterre of co. Southampton, to answer to the king 
for such debts, if there be any. 

To John de Haudlo, keeper of the forest of Shottore. Order to permit 
the sheriff of Oxford to fell twelve trees in that forest fit for timber and not 
bearing leaves by the view of the foresters of that forest, and to permit him 
to carry them to the castle of Oxford, in aid of the repair of the defects of 
the castle. By K. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to deliver to John de Karliolo his 
lands in Sottrethe, which were lately taken into the king's hands because 
John de Peyto, to whom Nicholas de Sottrethe had granted the custody with- 
out royal licence, had entered them upon the king's seisin, as the king has 
ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to cause the lands to be 
delivered to Nicholas [a* in the foregoing order^, and the exchequer is now 
closed. 



Membrane 6. 

Aug. 6. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to restore to John Marthel of 

Clipstone. Querndon, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into ihe 
king's hands upon his being charged (occasionatus) before William Trussel 
and his fellows, justices to hear and determine divers felonies and trespasses 
in that county, with breaking the house of John de Overton at Overton, and 
with beating and wounding the said John de Overton, and for taking and 



5 EDWARD ITT— Paut I. 



259 



1331. 



Au":. 6. 
Clipsloue. 



Aug. 16. 
Clipstone. 

Auj;. 21. 
Bedford. 



Aug. 20. 
Bedford. 



Aug. 26. 

Kin^rscliffe. 

(C7//i'«.) 



Aug. 27. 
KingsclifFe. 



Sept. 3. 

Ashborn- 

iu-the I'euk. 



Membrane 6 — con/. 

carrying away his goods and chattels to the value of 20/., as he has purged 
his innocence before H. bisiiop of Lincoln, the (iiocesan, to whom he was 
delivered by the justices according to the privilege of the clergy. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause the necessaries of life to ha 
administered to Edmund de Sancto Mauro, knight, who is iu the slieriff's 
custody, out of his own lands, goods and chattels, as the king learns thut 
Edmund was indicted of divers felonies before John de Stonore and his 
fellows, justices to hear divers felonies and trespasses in that county, and 
was therefore taken and imprisoned in Norwich castle, and petition is made 
to the king on Edmund's behalf to cause the necessaries of life to be 
administered to Edmund whilst thus imprisoned out of his lands, gooils and 
cliattels in that county, which have been taken into the king's hands by the 
sheriff by reason of the said indictment, as Edmund is prepared to answer 
in the king's court for the said felonies at the suit of the king or of 
others. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William Arnyate of Walyngford, ' buchere,' who is 
insufficiently qualified. 

To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cnusc dower to 
be assigned to Sarah, late the wife of Robert de Meperteshale, tenant in 
chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To Richard de Par. Whereas the king, in part payment of the debts due 
to Dinus Forcetti, Bartholomew Bard', Peter Reyneri and their fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florence, assigned to them by 
divers letters patent the 2,000 marks that he lately sent to Gascouv by 
Richard, and ordered Richard by divers writs to pay the same to the said 
merchants, and Richard paid to them 1,100 marks, and retains 900 marks in 
his possession, refusing to pay them to the merchants : the king, wishing 
that the 2,000 marks shall be paid to the mercliants iu full, orders Richard 
to pay to them the said 900 marks, if he have not yet satisfied them, either 
out of the aforesaid money or out of other mouey in his custody. By p.s. 

To John de Harnhara. Order to pay to Giles de Bello Campo, keeper 
of the forest and park of Claryndon, the arrears of his fee of 10/. for the 
fourth year of the reign, which fee the king granted that he should receive 
yearly from the money in John's hands from the sale of underwood in the 
forest and park. 

To AVilliam Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause John son 
and heir -of Hugh le Quynte, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin 
of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the 
king has taken his fealty and caused his homage to be respited until the 
Purification next because he is ill and cannot work without great peril of 
his body. By K. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Appilby. Order to pay to .loan de Thorthn- 
rald 20 marks yearly out of the ferm of that town, which the king lately 
granted to them at fee-ferm, the king having on '.il July, iu the third veiir 
of his reign, granted to Joan, in place of 20 marks yeariy granted to hei- by 
him from the office of the escheatry this side Trent, the 20 marks that are 
rendered to the exchequer yearly for the aforesaid town. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a moiety of the manor of Weston Corbet, co. Southampton, and 
to restore the i'isues received therefroin since the death of Alina de AIou- 
bray, late the wife of Richard de Peshale, to the said Richard, as tiic king 

s2 



2G0 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



lain. 



Aug. 27. 

Kingscliif. 



Sept. 8. 
Castleton. 



Sept. 8. 
Castleton. 



Sept. 26. 
London. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

loarns bv inquisition taktMi by the oschcator that Riolianl and Alina at the 
tinie of her ileath hclil the moiety aforesaid of Alina's inlieiitance, and tliat 
Ricliard, after the marriage celebrated between him and AHna, begot a 
d.uightcr upon hor, who is still living, and that the moiety is held of 
Matthew son of Herbert by certain services, and is worth yearly in all 
issues 40*. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. At the prosecution of the 
abbot of Hyde near "Winchester by petition before the king and his 
coui'cil — suggesting that Edward I. was indebted to him by his letteis 
patent in 53/. 12*. ijd. for 20 sacks of wool bought from him for the said 
king's use by Baldwin de Buliieye and his fellows, then appointed to buy 
•wool in COS. Southampton and Wilts for the said king's use, and that the 
abbot was indebted to the said king and to the late king in divers sums of 
money, both for green wax, amercements, and other such causes, which are 
exacted from him by summons of the exchequer, and beseeching the king 
to cause the aforesaid sum to be allowed to him in the debts thus exacted 
from him — the kinsr ordered the treasurer and barons to see the letters of 
Edward L concerning the said debt, and to cause it to be allowed to the 
abbot in the debts thus exacted from him ; and the abbot has now shewn 
the king that Henry le Canevacer of Winchester and the abbot made a 
recognisance for 75/. to the late king before Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, 
late justices to hold pleas before the said king, for twenty-five tuns of wine 
that Henry was compelled to buy of the wines of the said king in Porcestre 
castle for its munition, and the king afterwards pardoned 56/. 13*. 4f/. of 
the said sum because it was found by an inquisition taken by the king's 
order that ihe wines were corrupt for the greater part, and that Henry was 
compelled to buy them against his will by Hugh le Despenser, the younger, 
and Master Robert de Baldok, and ordered the treasurer and barons to 
receive the remaining 18/. 6s. Sd. and to acquit the abbot of the whole sum, 
and the said 18/. 6*. Sd. are still unpaid, and the abbot has besought the 
k'ng to cause that sum to be allowed to him in part satisfaction of the said 
53/. 12*. Qd. for which he has not yet had payment or allowance : the king 
therefore orders the treasurer and barons to see the said writs at the 
exchequer, and to search the rolls and memoranda concerning allowances or 
payments made to the abbot of the said 53/. 12*. ^d., and if they find that 
he has not yet been satisfied, to cause the said 18/. 6*. Sd. to' be allowed 
to him in part satisfaction, and to cause allowance for the remainder to be 
made in the other debts due from the abbot to the king. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to distrain 
Richard, abbot of Nuttele, for fealty for the lands that he holds of the king, 
as he has done fealty to the king. 

To the receiver of the issues of the county of Ponthieu. Order to pay 
to Anthony Pessaigne of Grenoa the 1,000/. that the king lately ordered the 
receiver to pay to him out of the first issues of that county, as he asserts 
that he has not yet received payment, any other assignment upon the issues 
made or to be made by the king notwithstanding, the king having granted 
that x\.nthony should thus receive 1,000/. of the 8,201/. 8*. Qd. due to him 
from the late king, as appears by two bills under the seals of Roger de 
Northburgh, late treasurer of the said king's wardrobe, and of Robert de 
Wodehous, then cofferer of the said king, which bills Anthony has restored 
to chancery, and of which sum the king lately caused 2,000/. to be paid to 
Anthony by the hands of William de Monte Acuto. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
manor, messuages, land, meadow, and rent specified below, and to restore 
the issues thereof to John son of John de Insula, the younger, and to 



5 EDWARD III.— Paut I. 2G1 



1331. Membrane G — cont. 

Milisencia his wifo, 08 the king, at i\w prosecution of John — su<jge.sting 
that John ile Insuhi giantcd to the sai'l John sou of John 5 nie^-siiagt's, 
325 acres of land, 11 acres of meadow, and 7*. of rent in Drie Dockynjr, 
Frenge, Shaniehurii, Appelton, Klicliain, Gryiueston, Bansejc, "NVyrluiin, 
Stoke, Wroltou, Bnkton, Westderhain, Cr}n»plysiiam, llis^ton, Fordliam, 
and Helegeye, to him and the heirs of his bofly, and that he was seistd 
thereof from the time of the grunt until the slieriiF, by reason of an 
indictment of the said John de Insula for a felony, took the t-aid tenements 
into the king's hands together with the manor of Waferdon, 2 messuages, 
101) acres of laud, and 10*. of rent in Anemere and Congham, which are of 
the inheritance of Milicensia, wife of the said John son of John, as he 
asserted, and beseecliing the king to cause his hand to be removetl thence — 
appointed Robert Walkefare, Anselm Mareschal, and John Claver to make 
inquisition concerning the premises in the presence of AV'illiam, bi>hop of 
Norwich, the treasurer, and it is found by the inquisition that John de 
Insula, the younger, in the eleventh year of the late king's reign, enfeoffed 
the said John his son of the Siiid 5 messuages, 325 acres of land, 14 acres 
of meadow, and 7*. of rent, to him and the heirs of his body, and that the 
said John was seised thereof from that time until the time when the sheriff 
took them into the king's hands by reason of the indictment for the said 
felony, committed long after the feoffment aforesaid, and that the said 
manor and the messuages, laml and rent in Anemere and Congham are of 
the inheritance of the said Milisencia, and that the said John de Insula had 
no estate in the said manor, messuages, land and rent at any time. 



Membrane 5. 

Sept. 5. To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle 

Ashbora-in- further with a toft of the abbot of Hyde near Winchester in Donekenton, 
tbe-Peak. ^nd to restore the issues thereof to the abbot, as the king lately ordered 
Simon de Bereford, late escheator beyond Trent, to certify him of the 
renson for taking it into the king's hands, and Simon returned that the toft 
is a vacant plot containing a rood of land and that he took it into the king's 
hands because the abbot made a purpresture thereof upon the king's 
highway, and had appropriated it to him and his house, without royal 
licence, after the publication of the statute of mortmain, and the king — upon 
the abbot's suggestion that he and his predecessors had lieKl the plot as of 
the right of their church from time out of mind, and beseeching the king to 
cause his hand to be amoved thence — ordered the present escheator to make 
inquisition concerning the premises, and it is found thereby that the abbot 
had not made any purpresture on the king's highway in Donekenton, but 
that he and his predecessors had held that plot as of the right of their 
church from time out of mind. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a toft in Arundel 
and with 100 acres of wood in Of ham, and to restore the issues thereof to 
the prior of Arundel, as the king, at the prior's prosecution — suggesting 
that he had acquired the toft from William Barry and t!ie wood from Cicely 
de Gatesth'ne and Alice Hiiket to him and his house long before the 
publication of the statute of mortmain, and that the e.scheutor had taken 
them info the king's hands pretending that the j)rior had ac(|uired llieni 
without royal licence after the publication of the said statute — ordered the 
escheator to make intjuisition concerning the same, and it is found thereby 
that one Denis sometime prior of that place, accpiired the toft and wood to 
himself and his house long bi^fore the j)ublication of the statute of iiiortnuiin, to 
wit the toft from the said William in 1 Edward I. and the wood from Cicely 



202 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Sept. 4. 

Asliboru-iu- 
tho-l'euk. 



Sept. 12. 

Aslibom-in- 

tbe-l'eak. 



5^33]^^ Memhrniie 5 — cont. 

and Alice in the time of Henry HI. and that the prior and his predecessors 
have hitherto held the toft and wood in peace, and that they are not held of 
the king. 

To Arnald Micol, the king's bntler. Order to cause 80 tuns of wine to 
be bought in the places where it may be done most conveniently, and to 
deliver them by indenture to John de Milford, butler of Queen Philippa, 
for the expenses of the household of the countess of Hainault and Zeeland, 
the king's mother, who is shortly coming to him in England. By K. 

To William Trussel, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Bartholomew de Insula, son of John de Insula, and to Elizabeth his wife 
the manors, messuage, land and bailiwick specified below, and the issues 
received thence, and not to intermeddle with other lands that John held of 
others, restoring the issues thereof, as the king learus by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John at his death held no lauds of the king in chief 
in his demesne as of fee, but that he held a messuage and 30 acres of land 
in "Wodehous, with the bailiwick of the forestry of the forest of Chute, and 
the manors of VVoditon, Bonechurche, and Appelderford for life of the gift 
of William, parson of the church of Bonechurche, by fine levied in the 
king's court, with remainder to Bartholomew and Elizabeth and the heirs of 
their two bodies, and that the messuage, land and bailiwick are held of the 
king in chief by the service of keeping the said forest of Chute, and that 
the nmnors of Wodyton, Bonechurche, and Appelderford are held of the 
king in chief as of the lionour of Caresbiok, in the king's hands, by the 
service of finding three horsemen, one for each manor, at John's cost for 
the defence of the Isle of Wight in time of war, and that he held on the 
said day divers other lands of other lords by divers services, and that 
Bartholomew is his next heir and is of full age, and the king has taken 
Bartholomew's homage for the manors, messuage, land and bailiwick 
aforesaid, which are thus held of him, and has respited his homage until the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas next. 

To John de Ticheburn. Order to deliver the manors, etc., aforesaid, 
which are in his custody by the king's commission, to Bartholomew and 
Elizabeth, together with the issues received by him thence since the death 
of the said John. 

Sept. 6. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Tidebwell. to be elected in place of Richard atte Oke, whom the king has amoved from 
office because he is incapacitated by infirmity. 

Sept. 15. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to John 
Konhampton. son of Thomas son of Odo Lercedekne the manors of Elerky, Lanrihorn, 
and Laundegy, and the issues thereof from the time of Thomas's death, and 
not to intermeddle further with the lands that Thomas held of other lords 
than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held no land of the king in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but that he held the said manors for life of 
the grant of Michael de Trenoulwyt by fine levied in the king's court, so 
that after his death they should remain to the said John and the heirs that 
he should beget of the body of Cicely, daughter of Jordan de Hatcombe, 
and that the manors are held of the king in chief as of the honour of the 
castle of Launceveton, which is in the king's hands, by the service of 
rendering a greyhound to the steward of Cornwall for the time being at 
Bodm[in] for all service, and the king has taken John's fealty. 

Sept. 23. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Bertram de la More, the 
Westminster, king's Serjeant, 10 marks for Michaelmas term next out of the ferm of the 



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Sept. 20. 

Eltbum. 



Sept. 28. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 29. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



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city, in accordance with the late king's grant